Spectrum and Digital Asset Management

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This webcast from Collections Trust and one of our Spectrum Partners, Extensis, discusses changes to the Spectrum standard in its newest version, Spectrum DAM custom catalog templates and automated keywords, and Collections Management Systems (CMS) and DAM integration. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view on the Extensis website.

Example budget for DAM implementation

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Budgeting for a DAMS depends on the kind of money available i.e. project funding vs. ongoing internal budgets and the availability of existing IT infrastructure and skills. This example budget has been produced as a hypothetical model drawn from a number of example projects. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource […]

What is Digital Asset Management and why should you do it?

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In this video Andrew Lewis, Acting Head of Digital Media at the Victoria & Albert Museum, introduces the concept of digital asset management, and considers how DAM serves an organisation’s mission and the audiences that engage with it. He focuses on a user-led approach which makes it much easier to develop organisational strategies for managing these […]

You’ve got a DAMS – now what?

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This presentation by David Walsh, Head of Digital Collections at the Imperial War Museum, discusses the struggles users may face with the new disciplines DAM imposes. David expresses his belief that ultimately the rewards far outweigh any such concerns.  

Spectrum DAM

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Spectrum DAM is a best practice guide to integrating digital asset management into an existing collections management practice based on (or compatible with) Spectrum, the UK Collections Management Standard. It is intended as a companion to Spectrum and its development has been supported by the Arts Council England, with the support of, and on behalf of, […]

10 steps to a Digital Asset Management strategy for your museum

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Successful DAM is about understanding what you have and how you’re creating it, then managing it in a way that maximises the value of those assets in achieving your museum’s mission. This involves not just auditing your assets and planning but also managing long-term culture change in understanding and valuing digital assets. This 10 step […]

Digital image management and licensing in a small scale museum and gallery

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This document from Live at LICA and Museum Development North West aims to chart how a small-scale museum and gallery, Peter Scott Gallery (Live at LICA), has begun to look at a more commercial side of digitisation through licensing a selection of digital images. The document details how the PSG integrated the preparation of digital […]