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.
To enter this book giveway, email the podcast host with a one-paragraph summary on what this book is about (from the podcast transcript) by no later than August 24, 2014.
A random drawing of the email submissions after this date will award one lucky winner this book. The book will be shipped directly by the author. You could even ask for the book to be autographed and personalized by the author himself, Tobias Blanke.
We would not have to wait an entire year for the few annual conferences to roll in for a couple days to network with the best in the field. It has become very clear that New York City is the DAM Capital of the world. No other area in the world has more DAM professionals and no other city has more people showing up to DAM specific events than New York City.
In January 2013, the author joined as a Co-Organizer to setup monthly Meetups for the Digital Asset Management community.
We doubled our membership from 300 members back in February 2013 to 600 members in January 2014.
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.