DAM Guru Program Blog

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

Required Skill Set For A Digital Asset Management Department Lead

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in DAM Education | 0 comments

Required Skill Set For A Digital Asset Management Department Lead

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 Having spent over 15 years in the field of Digital Asset Management, both as a consultant and as a staff member of some of the leading media and entertainment companies, I am frequently asked to help define the skill set required to lead an ongoing digital asset management initiative. Sometimes, I am even asked to assist in helping...

read more

Guru Talk: Adam Ungstad – Independent Information Architect

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Through years of experience Adam understands that when working with clients you need to start with an everyday problem that most people can relate with, to help explain the basics of managing their digital assets and finding a solid solution. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I recently completed a consulting project for FIFA, the world’s football governing organization. Throughout the project I worked with stakeholders and content owners to create and validate an enterprise...

read more

Self-paced Digital Asset Management Education from DAM Foundation

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Featured News | 3 comments

Self-paced Digital Asset Management Education from DAM Foundation

Digital asset management education is hard to find. It’s not that there aren’t scores of websites and companies that promise DAM knowledge, it’s just that most of them don’t deliver on that promise. This leaves tomorrow’s DAM professionals to learn from a handful of DAM books, the occasional worthwhile blog post and, of course, one another, through DAM Guru Program. Missing from the DAM education scene have been affordable, DAM knowledge programs that provide structured training. “Today’s DAM experts weren’t taught Digital Asset Management;...

read more

Guru Talk: Melissa Polidori – Digital Asset Management Professional

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Working in both small agencies and large corporations, Polidori knows how to make it work with any digital asset management system. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? The journey started in 96’ when I accepted the role of lead archivist for one of Canada’s national nightly news programs. What a great ride it was for our relatively small international news crew to go from analog to digital over the decade I was a part of that dedicated team. The archive was comprised of an...

read more

Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in USA, NY. Member is familiar with DAM basics, but would like more info on cloud-based solutions. They are also seeking guidance on best practices for digital asset management consulting. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

read more

Guru Talk: Amy Cooper – T3

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

One of Amy Cooper’s secrets to digital asset management success is to get users to step out of their comfort zone and alter their workflows to improve the end product. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? My first endeavor in managing digital assets was working as the Photo Editor for MTV.com. When I started in 1999, we were still shooting film but I quickly transitioned the business to digital, and in doing so, had to create methods of organization and file naming for our...

read more

Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in USA, Washington.  Member is looking for insights to best practices with IPTC data entry. Interested in learning more on taxonomy and DAM systems. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

read more

Guru Call: Australia

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Guru Calls | Comments Off

Looking for a Guru in Australia. Member is looking for advice on metadata strategy with regard to policies, procedures and practical implementation activities. Signup: http://damguru.com/signup...

read more

Guru Call: Brazil

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 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...

read more

Guru Talk: Laurel Calsoni – Digital Archivist

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in DGP Member Interviews | Comments Off

Working in digital asset management for a variety of companies over the past 10 years, Calsoni knows the value of keeping tabs on the industry and staying up on trends through several leading DAM news providers. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I have always worked in the advertising and graphic arts industry in some capacity. Long before I had ever heard the term DAM or Digital Asset Management I worked at an ad agency, Harrison Wilson, as an Art Buyer/Digital Archivist. That...

read more