Cloud Libraries

Why Do I Need a Separate Tool for File Distribution?

Image: Town Hall Square, Vilnius, Lithuania ©Peter Krogh 2019 It’s common for a master library application to have some ability to distribute files—and some distribution tools can also function as a library—so why should you use different tools? There are … Read More

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Software Independence

It’s very intuitive to think of your media collection as being “in” a piece of DAM software, but I think it’s important to understand it a different way. The software that you use to view and organize your collection is … Read More

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Guidelines for Sound Digital Asset Management

Regardless of the exact details of your system, there are some best practices that everyone should strive for in collection management. Standardize  As you create and adjust workflow, it’s important to standardize as much of it as possible. Having standard … Read More

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Consolidate and Unify

Any project to implement good asset management will begin with consolidating the material as much as possible. This means you’ll want to create central storage, and bring as much of the relevant material together as possible.  Benefits of consolidation Consolidating … Read More

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DAM Hierarchy of Needs

In 1943, Abraham Maslow published a hierarchy of human needs, starting with basic survival and moving all the way up to self-actualization. This is a pretty useful metaphor for the way you can approach collection management. In building your DAM … Read More

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Library As Platform

In the next two weeks, our blog posts will focus on the nature and structure of media libraries. This broader context will help inform the choice of the right tool for any particular task.  Integration and connectivity are becoming central … Read More

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Connected Libraries

Let’s start the blog posts with an outline of the nature and value of connected media libraries as this will provide some background philosophy that informs what we’re doing at MediaGraph. It’s increasingly important for media libraries to have expanded … Read More

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