This example checklist can be used if you are procuring a digital asset management system for your museum and need an idea of the assessment criteria you should use for your shortlist of trusted digital repositories.
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.
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.
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.
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, a global community of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and other cultural heritage organisations.
This 10 step guide is an early stage tool highlighting simple steps to auditing, planning and implementing a digital asset management strategy as well as tips to managing the expectations of stakeholders.
This guide by leading IPR expert David Green has been published by the Government of Canada to provide detailed guidance on digital rights and their management in a museum context.
This document 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.