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Workshop: Collaborative Digital Asset Management: Practical Approaches and Useful Tools FILLING

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Samantha Norling, Digital Collections Manager, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

  • Tascha Horowitz, Assistant Director of Photography, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
  • Samantha Norling, Digital Collections Manager, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
  • Anne Young, Manager of Rights and Reproductions, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

$40.00 | Limited to 25 participants.
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(December 8th-March 16th)

At the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), digital asset management is carried out by an inter-departmental committee made up of asset and data creators representing photography, rights and reproductions, archives, exhibitions, registration, and technology. The work of the committee has helped to break down traditional silos between departments as collections are added to a shared digital asset management system (DAMS). This collaborative approach has an additional benefit of reasserting content creators from each department as the primary managers of their digital assets and data, as opposed to IT staff who often lead DAMS selection, implementation, and management. This results in workflows that are more integrated with other department activities and the potential to better connect collections that may be separated by both physical and organizational barriers.

For this workshop, three members of the IMA’s DAMS committee have evaluated the successes and lessons learned from their years of experience to develop a general project management framework for taking a collaborative approach to selecting, implementing, and managing a new DAMS. This broad framework has the flexibility to be applied in a wide variety of institutional contexts with varying staffing levels and areas of expertise, including those with minimal internal tech support. Within the context of the presentation of this broad framework, hands-on activities will give attendees the opportunity to think through common challenges in metadata schema design and thesaurus creation, and to experiment with multiple freely-available tools that aid in metadata and digital asset evaluation and cleanup in preparation for migration.

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Tuesday March 27, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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