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DAM! Where Did All My Photos Go?!?

That would be a horrible feeling, right?

DAM stands for Digital Asset Management which, according to ye gods of “consists of management tasks and decisions surrounding the ingestion, annotation, cataloguing, storage, retrieval and distribution of digital assets. Digital photographs, animations, videos and music exemplify the target-areas of media asset management (a sub-category of DAM).”

It also happens to be something I’ve been working on a lot lately.

I work with stills photography, but I also have a background working in audio and have now started learning video production to develop multimedia skills. Which means a lot of digital assets, in different formats, used by different software. And a need to keep it all organised and easily available to me and to others.

As of next Wednesday, I’ll be blogging a series here on ST84Photo about Digital Asset Management, sharing what I’ve learned from diving fairly deeply into this myself. I asked the good folks on Flak Photo Network if they’d find these posts useful, and there does seem to be a need for it.

I’m by no means an ‘expert’ but I’m hoping this DAM series will:
* Help me clarify my ideas on the topic
* Help others learn more about good DAM practices
* Create a space for others to share their words of wisdom on this

So, I’m hoping to see you here on Wednesdays. 🙂

And, at the end of the series, I’ll be making the collection of posts available as a free downloadable .pdf file for anyone who wants it. I figure this format may be of use to anyone who wants to improve their DAM practices based on what we discuss here on ST84Photo

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