Digital Asset Management

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Digital Asset Management

Sam Barkley

Jacob Powell

June 4
th
, 2007

What is DAM?


Technology


Why is it important? Redundancy


How much money is being wasted?


Essentially digital libraries of
documents


Any sort of electronic data


Equipped with powerful search
engines


Why is Google not DAM?



Metadata


Metadata: Specific information about the document


Ex. URL, publish date, or authors



Dublin Core



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Standarized format



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15 components



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Why needed?



Type


Format


Identifier


Source


Language


Relation


Coverage


Rights





Title


Creator


Subject


Description


Publisher


Contributor


Date


Comparable to
Dewey Decimal
system

Information exchange


Harvesting metadata


Open Archive Initiative


Protocol for
metadata harvesting


How to harvest?


How to do it and when?

1.
Periodic harvesting


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On a schedule


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Always behind


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Winning but not ideal

2.
On
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the
-
fly harvesting (Federation)


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Taxing on computer system traffic


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eBay example


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Ideal with better technology



National Science Digital Library


What is it?


Library of libraries


Organized access to resources & tools


Collects metadata


Quality control



www.nsdl.org



DAM Software Products


D Space


Open source


Developed by MIT & HP


Fedora


Open source


Not to be confuse with Fedora Linix
distribution


Developed by Columbia & Virginia Tech


Documentum


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For profit




The Big Problem


Who supplies the metadata?


Little incentive to create & release
metadata


Human engineering aspect


Library doesn’t work without
metadata


Need incentives structure!


DAM doomed with no incentives



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Nike/OSU example


Questions?


Jeremy Frumkin


In charge of OSU DAM


Can be contacted in the library