DAM Guru Program Blog

The DAM Guru Program blog contains educational articles and links, program information, and calls for Gurus.

Guru Talk: Lara Hiller – DAM Professional

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

If you build it right, it can last forever. The first DAM system Lara and her team built in 1999 is still in operation and now supports over a billion assets worldwide. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? My first role as a digital archivist was at Amscan, Inc., where I organized their catalog images over a decade ago. My background is a BA in Art History. I’m currently working on a Master’s degree in Education. I was an Executive Assistant at Chanel, Inc., where I managed fine...

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Guru Call: Brazil

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in São Paulo, Brazil. Member is seeking thoughts and insights regarding SharePoint as a digital asset management solution. Looking for guidance on plugins, limitations and what would be needed to make this a viable solution. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Guru Talk: Jade Jourdan – Edwards Lifesciences

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Jade understands that one of the biggest challenges with DAM is getting up to speed on a new system, so the rest of the pieces can fall into place on a successful implementation. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I currently work at Edwards Lifesciences as a Senior Digital Asset Specialist. I manage the DAM system containing source files for marketing projects, as well as product images, corporate images, video and company logos. Before working at Edwards Lifescieces at I did...

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Guru Talk: Eric Reber – Georgia State University

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Eric Reber is an experienced digital archivist and shares some of his favorite educational resources for digital asset management. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? My background is in library science. My first positions were at the Savannah College of Art & Design: There I worked in serials were I got my early cataloging chops and then I moved into the Visual Resources Center which I consider my gateway job to DAM. There I learned image cataloging for a homegrown...

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Guru Call: India

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in India/Asia region.  DGP member is seeking knowledge about video archiving for a news broadcast system. Member speaks english. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Guru Talk: David Klee – Univision

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Whether it’s digital asset management or media asset management, David reminds us it’s always about metadata schemas. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I have been very fortunate to be able to work on DAM at organizations both large and small. On the large side, I led an engineering group at NBC in New York called Media Software Integration.  There, we worked with the Media Asset Management (MAM) system that made content available to NBC News properties including...

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Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru on the east coast region. Member is looking to implement a DAM system and works within the education-sector. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Guru Talk: Frank Milson – Chevron

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Frank understands that one of the hurdles in digital asset management is the speed in which a new asset can be created. Streamlining the ingest process helps to reduce costs and improve efficiencies within a company. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? One thing that I noticed about working in DAM for some time, is that I was working in DAM long before anyone knew to call it Digital Asset Management. I spent over a decade in corporate sales for CompUSA, selling the first laptops,...

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DAM Guru Program Members for Hire

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Program Info | 0 comments

DAM Guru Program Members for Hire

DAM Guru Program is now two years old and more than 650 signups strong. To enable the DAM community to better benefit from the growing range of expertise available within DAM Guru Program, we now connect participating members to organizations seeking freelance, temporary or permanent help. Based on matching a needs profile to an expertise profile, DAM Guru Program managers will do their best to find the right Guru for every request, no matter what the area of expertise, global region or language. We hope this provides hiring organizations...

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Guru Talk: Laurentia Romaniuk – Digital Asset Management Professional

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Fresh off her internship at Apple and now managing assets for a well-known furniture company, Laurentia has learned quickly to find success it is important to understand how digital asset management is scaleable inside a company. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I suppose that I first got my feet wet with DAM at Apple as a Digital Asset Management Intern in the summer of 2013. That being said, I had used various document control and asset management tools in my role at the...

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