Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in DGP Member Interviews |

Scott Pereira - Metadata Taxonomist

Scott has experience working with several enterprise companies, and values strong naming structures for assets.

What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each?

I have mainly been in the role of Digital Asset Coordinator and/or Metadata Taxonomist, adding keyword metadata to images as they are added to our databases. I’ve done this role for NBC-Universal Pictures, Disney Animation Research Library, and Disney Consumer Products.

My current role at EA (Electronic Arts) is a little more advanced, I oversee the incoming assets being added to our database and I check for accuracy. I also check that the correct user permissions have been assigned to each asset to ensure the correct users have access to them, and that restricted assets are not shared with the wrong user groups. I also add and remove user accounts from our system and resolve user login or technical issues. I have the ability to modify our DAM user interface by adding metadata fields as needed. I also create user-training videos on how to navigate and use the tools available on our DAM site.

How do you describe digital asset management to others?

The best way to track, monetize, and archive your digital assets.

What’s the most important thing for someone new to DAM to understand about DAM?

Create a unique file naming structure and stay consistent with your file naming.

What more would you like to learn about DAM?

I would like to learn how to build and maintain a DAM system.

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