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

1000 Strong! DAM Guru Program Reaches Membership Milestone

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Program Info | 0 comments

1000+ and Counting DAM Guru Program recently received our 1,000th signup. Thanks to our membership (and program sponsor Picturepark) for providing a commercial-free space in which we can help one another, share ideas, educate others and strengthen the Content Management, Digital Asset Management and Library Science communities—all at no charge to any member. More on this announcement is available in the Picturepark press...

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Guru Talk: Emily Vargas – Wilson Sporting Goods

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

An insightful read by Digital Asset Manager Emily Vargas on how to tame 2 million assets with sound digital asset management fundamentals. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I freelanced for about 8 years before I became permanent at Wilson Sporting Goods, so I worked at several places to get a more rounded experience as a Digital Asset Manager. Before Wilson, I was at Pearson, McDonald’s, Sears, Playboy, Answers Media, University at Buffalo SUNY Digital Libraries, Rochester...

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DAM Guru Program Says Goodbye to Linda Rouse

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Featured News | 1 comment

Longtime DAM Guru Program member and supporter Linda Rouse passed away on 11 March 2017. Linda had been a valued member of the Digital Asset Management community for decades. As a formally trained librarian, she brought to the DAM industry a skill set that helped many DAM professionals understand the important connection between what they were trying to do and what librarians had already been doing for hundreds of years. Linda was based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, where she worked with longtime partner Ricky Patten at their...

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Guru Talk: Jared Bajkowski – Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered about the three R’s of digital asset management, Jared Bajkowski covers this and so much more in his DAM interview.

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Guru Share: NJ DAM Meetup Recording – Metadata Automation

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in DAM Education | 0 comments

As part of the DAM Guru Program initiative to connect people and expand DAM education, we will be sharing deliverables from relevant DAM group events. The “Guru Share” is a way to expand DAM knowledge provided by peers, and promote the great content being discussed and dissected by these groups worldwide. Our first share, a video recording of “Metadata Automation,” from the New Jersey Digital Asset Management Meetup from 14 Dec 2016. The impressive panel for this month’s virtual meetup included David Riecks, Mark Walter and...

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Guru Talk: Melissa Pauna – Gap Inc – Banana Republic

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Some of the best advice you’ll hear in the digital asset management space comes from Melissa Pauna. She has learned that derailments should not make one lose sight of the objectives, remaining tenacious and focusing on the big picture can lead to success in less than ideal DAM situations. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? Having worked in a number of positions has provided a wonderful opportunity to understand how digital asset management (DAM) implementation,...

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Guru Talk: Mick Roovers – Rabobank

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Mick Roovers has been doing digital asset management for nearly ten years and understands the value a DAM can bring by having it serve as the backbone for an organizations’ content creation, management and publication processes. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I have been working for Rabobank, one of the largest all finance banks in the Netherlands and a global Food & Agri player, for almost 10 years. This entire period I have been working as a Digital Asset...

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DAM Guru Program Adds Two New Managers

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Program Info | 0 comments

DAM Guru Program has added Carol Thomas-Knipes and David Diamond to its management team. Carol is a DAM and information professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. She co-organizes the NYC DAM Meetup. David designed DAM Guru Program for Picturepark and authored the books, DAM Survival Guide and Metadata for Content Management. Carol and David join original program manager, Ben Smidt, to form the program’s new management team. Ben will continue to serve as Operations Manager, as he has done since the...

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Guru Talk: Gregory Johnson – Governors State University

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Gregory has extensive experience with multiple digital asset management systems. He has built them from scratch and also managed existing systems. Through these experiences he has learned to change his metadata mindset, to ensure all users of the DAM have success. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? At Governors State University I managed two content repositories, building one from scratch (a nightmare). At Morgan Street Document Systems I worked as a Project Manager/Archivist...

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Guru Talk: Angie Taylor – Primrose Schools

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Angie is brand new to the digital asset management industry, but armed with her recent certification in digital asset management, from The DAM Foundation, she already knows one important truth: DAM is a strategy. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I am currently the Marketing Coordinator at Primrose School Franchising Company. I received Digital Asset Management certification this May from The DAM Foundation and have been researching DAM platforms seriously for the past couple...

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