Another DAM Podcast is now 4 years old and is still the longest running podcast about Digital Asset Management in the world.
With 144 podcasts episodes so far, there is plenty more coming.
As of this date, there are 99 interviews available with Digital Asset Management professionals and counting. These are interviews with real people working in the real world on Digital Asset Management. Many of them are hands on. Want to learn how they reached their successes and overcame their challenges with DAM? Listen and learn. It’s there.
If you like what you heard (or read the transcripts) so far, wait until you see what comes up next.
You may have read my call for a DAM Glossary from February 2013. Recently, Ralph Windsor started http://damglossary.org using a previously existing DAM Glossary. This publicly available website has no sponsors, is freely available, is as vendor neutral as we can hope for and allows users to append to this DAM Glossary (after registering). But the DAM Glossary is not yet complete. There are plenty of words, terms and definitions still missing. In order for the DAM community to benefit from this DAM glossary, we need to append these to the DAM Glossary.
Append those missing words, terms and definitions
Now the DAM community needs your help to append this DAM glossary with all the missing DAM words and their respective definitions. Look at it and see which words/terms are missing. Earlier, I found a few terms missing off the top of my head, such as:
Rendition (not the CIA’s version)
Transformation (not related to that movie with similar title)
You may find other missing words/terms and other respective definitions in a vendor neutral sense. All you need to do is register on http://damglossary.org/register and apply the missing acronyms, definitions and words
Why should we append the DAM Glossary?
Several vendors (you know who you are) use special words regularly in their marketing, instruction, consulting and user interface. When you ask for a glossary of terms with definitions, it rarely includes all those super special words they use. If you were to ask three people who work for the same vendor for the definition of a particular word, you may get more than three different definitions. Some vendors themselves have not yet defined these special words in writing internally, but use them externally. Not only is this unacceptable, but this confusion propagates fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) in the DAM community and market itself.
Enough. If we are going to listen to or use special DAM words/terms/acronyms to explain functionality and tools in the DAM space, these better be defined either in the common dictionary or in damglossary.org. If it isn’t, point it out and ask for a written definition to be shared. Then have it shared with everyone on damglossary.org. That way we will not have to guess nor ask constantly what does that [frustrated] word mean and why does everyone we ask have a [completely] different definition for it.
Start appending the DAM Glossary for the sake of clarity, consistency, transparency and knowledge sharing throughout the global DAM Community.
There are quite a few organizations based in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of them are either actively using Digital Asset Management (DAM) or are very interested in using Digital Asset Management (DAM), within and across their organization. It would only make sense that Atlanta would have their very own DAM Meetup group so they could discuss hot topics about DAM and learn from each other.
For those in Atlanta who interested in DAM, this is the time to peel your fingers off your keyboards, mice and tablets for a few hours. This is the time to socialize with other people who work with Digital Asset Management. Join some like minded people in Atlanta who work with DAM and you will be surprised what you have in common across organizations when it comes to DAM. You are not alone in the world of DAM and there are plenty of you out there. Come out, share your experiences, challenges and successes. You might even learn something just by listening.
In May 2013, the Midwest Digital Asset Managers meetup group was launched in Chicago (IL) as “…a group intended for anyone interested in the various aspect of Digital Asset Management.”
I would imagine DAM professionals and people interested in Digital Asset Management (DAM) from all over Chicago area could meet together with like-minded people about DAM. Regardless of market sector, they are likely are faced with similar challenges around people, process, technology, information, budgets and other issues. There are solutions to all of these issues a
Then again, maybe Chicago has more rainbows than everyone else in the world and they may not have to face any issues with Digital Asset Management. Otherwise, Chicago can join their regional DAM community just like New York, Southern California and London has to discuss their successes and challenges with all aspects of DAM.
Speaking as one of the co-organizers of NYC Digital Asset Managers, our membership have grown by over 20% between January 2013 and May 2013 by having 7 meetups in 5 months. Meetups are possible with good content, discussion, marketing, networking and organization. The interest in DAM does exist and it is a matter of people with that interest wanting to get together.
We wish the Midwest Digital Asset Managers all the best.