DAM Guru Program Blog

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

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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Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in MN, USA. DGP member is looking to select and implement DAM for a web publisher and events organization. Currently there is no shared storage solution in place, and digital assets are stored on a mix of google drives, dropbox folders, and individual team member hard drives. It is required that the solution be cloud-based and have WordPress integration built in. Member is seeking advice on a low-cost solution. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Guru Talk: Sunil Krishnan – Cognizant

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

Digital asset management problems are not completely solved by tools or technology, Sunil knows it requires something else to attain success in the DAM industry. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? Ford – I was a Program Manager managing a current state to future state road map, assessment along with strategic actionable recommendations. How do you describe digital asset management to others? DAM is a combination of process, people and technology that helps manages the...

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Guru Call: Norway

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

Looking for a Guru in Stavanger Area, Norway. DGP member has started the process of planning and implementing a DAM strategy for a major Oil & Gas company. The core need is to handle digital assets used as documentation of a construction process. Member is seeking advice on how to handle collections of photographs in a given context and on-site creation of assets to ensure sufficient indexing by inexperienced users pressed for time. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

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Commercial Exploitation of Digital Assets

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in DAM Education | 0 comments

Commercial Exploitation of Digital Assets

This article was originally published on the DAM Coalition website, a property of Pro Video Coalition. As DAM Coalition was decommissioned in early 2015, this content was moved with permission. by Nick Sincaglia As a continuation of the theme from my Finding Inspiration from Metadata Standards article, I want to discuss the challenges surrounding the development of metadata models for the commercial exploitation of digital assets. One of the benefits of developing a business in the field of digital media is the versatility and flexibility...

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Guru Talk: Linda Rouse – DataBasics

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

Librarians have a unique skill set that translates well into the digital asset management industry. Linda Rouse explains why this is, and how it has helped her better serve her customers and understand their needs. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I am the Information Manager at DataBasics who is the distributor of digital asset management solutions and services in the Asia-Pacific region, based in Cairns Australia. I am a card-carrying professional librarian and found it was...

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Finding Inspiration (and Solutions) From Metadata Standards

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in DAM Education | 0 comments

Finding Inspiration (and Solutions) From Metadata Standards

This article was originally published on the DAM Coalition website, a property of Pro Video Coalition. As DAM Coalition was decommissioned in early 2015, this content was moved with permission. by Nick Sincaglia The Value of a Metadata Standard I have been active in a number of metadata standards organizations over the years. While the standards development process can sometimes be painfully slow, I recognize there is enormous value in being involved in such efforts. I have come to believe that if one takes the time to study and understand...

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The Concept of Trust in Your Workflow

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in DAM Education | 0 comments

The Concept of Trust in Your Workflow

This article was originally published on the DAM Coalition website, a property of Pro Video Coalition. As DAM Coalition was decommissioned in early 2015, this content was moved with permission. by Nick Sincaglia I was talking with a client recently about some of the challenges they were experiencing with a new workflow they had implemented. It was a bit of a departure from their existing workflows in that it relied much more heavily on external data providers. Until this point, their existing workflows were primarily driven by data that was...

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Guru Talk: Reshma Kumar – Hewlett-Packard

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

Envisioning and implementing an enterprise digital asset management system from scratch is no small feat, but Reshma has done it successfully and shares her insight on the matter. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I started working with digital asset management (DAM) at VeriSign where I brought a DAM solution onboard. Upon the subsequent acquisition of VeriSign by Symantec, I had the DAM solution onboarded at Symantec. At both companies, I managed the respective design teams...

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