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Thursday, March 29 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session: Practicing Digital Asset Management (DAM): Various Approaches in Museums and Higher Education

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  • Carolyn Lucarelli, Visual Resources Curator, Penn State University

  • Claire Dienes, Manager, Digital Asset Management, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Kristen Grace, Photographer and DAM, Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida
  • Marian Lambers, Visual Resources Curator, College for Creative Studies
  • Stephanie Swindle Thomas, Public Relations Specialist, The Pennsylvania State University

Digital asset management (DAM) refers to the process of collecting, cataloging, delivering, and preserving digital assets, while digital asset management systems (DAMS) provide users with a central location to search, locate, access, and share those assets in an easy and efficient way. DAM is now an established technology category and a rapidly growing field within the corporate sector, however, the nonprofit sector is dealing with similar issues and challenges in their efforts to effectively and efficiently store, manage, preserve, and distribute digital content for their organizations. This session will focus on the practice of DAM within the cultural heritage and higher education communities. Panelists representing these non-profit organizations will share their stories, enabling us to discover commonalities as well as unique needs. Whether you are looking into your first DAM system or rethinking an existing system’s current potential, this session will offer concrete examples of individual experiences and lessons learned. Panelists will discuss how they approached technical and staff resourcing, budgeting, metadata and file migration, and integrating the DAMS with other platforms.

Claire Dienes, Manager, Digital Asset Management, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Doing DAM @ The Met

Kristen Grace, Photographer and DAM, Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida: Big DAM/Shoestring Staff: How the Florida Museum of Natural History manages and shares photo assets using enterprise software with a bare-bones team

Marian Lambers, Visual Resources Curator, College for Creative Studies: Tips for Academic and Museum Partnerships: A Collaborative DAM project between the College for Creative Studies and Detroit Institute of Arts

Stephanie Swindle Thomas, Public Relations Specialist, The Pennsylvania State University: Doing It Your DAM Self: Grassroots Effort, Open Source Software

Endorsed by the Education Committee.

Thursday March 29, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Regency Ballroom C