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

Guru Call: DAM Meetup – New Jersey

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for DAM Guru Program members who are interested in joining a brand new DAM Meetup that covers the New Jersey/Philly area. Interested members should connect with their program manager. Your information will be passed on to the DGP member who is looking to organize this DAM Meetup. Reminder, you must be a DGP member for your information to be shared with the inquiring member....

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Guru Talk: Carol Thomas-Knipes – LogicSource

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | 1 comment

Carol’s experience with knowing the why, who and how of digital asset management implementations has enabled her to streamline digital assets and information relevant to the audiences her DAM system serves. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I was first introduced to DAM technologies a long time ago as an Art Director at DoubleDay Direct. They rolled out a DAM to centralize product imagery, and I was one of the designers willing to bang around on it, offer feedback, and...

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Guru Talk: Mary McMahon – DICK’S Sporting Goods

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off on Guru Talk: Mary McMahon – DICK’S Sporting Goods

Mary McMahon discusses the value in being open to questioning existing processes and designs with regard to digital asset management. This approach frees you to bring a new perspective that can lead to breakthroughs in an organization’s DAM system. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I’ve worked as a DAM professional at the University of Pittsburgh and DICK’S Sporting Goods. While pursuing my MLIS at Pitt, I worked in the marketing department leading the university’s DAM...

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Guru Talk: Alec Wadey – Tahzoo

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off on Guru Talk: Alec Wadey – Tahzoo

Alec understands that a digital asset management system can become the core of any business, but with that development comes challenges. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I have worked for a number of different end clients within my role as Senior Solutions Architect at Tahzoo.  Generally, my responsibility on a project has been to work with the client from the initial pre-sales stage where they have been making the choice around the DAM they will be purchasing for their...

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Guru Talk: Bonnie Ladwig – The Integer Group

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off on Guru Talk: Bonnie Ladwig – The Integer Group

Bonnie has been fortunate to conceive a vision for what her DAM system could be, and seen it come to fruition. The experience has delivered priceless insights – that she happily shares. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I have been Cybrarian for The Integer Group in Denver since June 2003. I started as Archivist and Asset Manager for the agency. Those first couple of years, I did what I would call “manual DAM,” in which files were posted in a folder-organized system on...

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Guru Talk: Joshua Meyer – KieranTimberlake

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off on Guru Talk: Joshua Meyer – KieranTimberlake

Joshua explains that adopting new technologies that integrate with a digital asset management system have their benefits, but also can be cause for new and unforeseen issues. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? My first exposure to digital asset management systems was as a library science intern at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA helping to manage their digital repository of images related to horticulture, allied fields and institutional assets. After earning my MLIS, I...

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Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in Minnesota area. Member seeking general advice on digital asset management for video archiving and retrieval. Member is interested in the DAM community’s perspective on the future of DAM, and insights to the challenges our current DAM industry faces. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Guru Talk: Jaime McCurry – Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off on Guru Talk: Jaime McCurry – Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Jaime offers some wonderful advice about digital asset management specific to policies and workflows for successful DAM system strategies. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I first started thinking about DAM while pursuing my MLIS. After graduating in 2013, I was selected to serve as a resident in the inaugural National Digital Stewardship Residency program, hosted by the Library of Congress, where I was placed at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. as a digital...

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Guru Talk: Kim Phillips – Bass Pro Shops

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off on Guru Talk: Kim Phillips – Bass Pro Shops

Kim knows that the rollout of a digital asset management system can make or break it with the end users. She offers some great tips with regard to introducing a new DAM system company wide. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I started learning about the Digital Asset Management industry in 2007/08 while working for my current employer Bass Pro Shops. In 2010 we started using a DAM service and I was involved heavily in the setup of the system from an end user perspective. At...

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Guru Talk: Monica Brady – Allied Vaughn

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off on Guru Talk: Monica Brady – Allied Vaughn

When it comes to successfully securing and growing a digital asset management system in the corporate world, Monica knows to get the support of multiple departments and to listen to their feedback. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I came to digital asset management while working on MLIS at Wayne State University. In addition to the MLIS, I took the extra classes to earn the graduate certificate in archival administration, which required an archival practicum. After creating a...

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