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Digital Asset Management System Options:
Report of the University of Utah Libraries
DAM Review Task Force

Kinza Masood, Head, J. Willard Marriott Library Digital Operations
Anna Neatrour, Digital Metadata Librarian, MWDL

February 6, 2014, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon MST / 10:00–11:00 a.m. PST
Via Adobe Connect: https://meet72334964.adobeconnect.com/r7zvb3dcnix/

Digital library tools determine what objects we can show online, how we can describe those objects, and how our digital collections are represented to our users. Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) have evolved greatly over the years, but no one system has emerged that can meet the needs of all digital library managers. In this webinar, Kinza Masood and Anna Neatrour will share the findings from the University of Utah's DAM Review Task Force. This task force has evaluated and compared various digital asset management systems over the past several months, using CONTENTdm as a baseline. Come and learn what DAM systems are currently available -- including open source options -- to inform your future digital library software decisions.

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DAMs Definition:

In a nutshell, a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) is a tool that can aid in the building of a digital library by the way of ingesting, editing, storing, hosting, administering, and retrieving digital assets for use. A DAMS allows the end user to view assets as digital content (pdf, jpeg, mp4, etc.), with the associated metadata that allows the digital asset to be identified, defined, and discovered.

J. Willard Marriot Library Digital Asset Management Review Committee Documentation

Hydra and Fedora Resources