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Latest Digital Asset Management News & Articles

Brightcove and ADAM Software Partner to Improve DAM Video Capabilities

Media flow and marketing technology software provider ADAM Software has partnered with Brightcove to bring DAM Video services to the cloud platform.

North Plains, Still Reinventing Itself, Acquires MRM Vendor VYRE

Continuing a buying spree that is helping to shape its new identity, creative asset management vendor North Plains has announced its purchase of VYRE, a provider of marketing resource management and brand asset management software.

DAM Lowdown: Cumulus's Latest, Copyright Questions, DAM in Cloud or On Premises

DAM news has been slowing down over the past week, as DAMers anticipate and prep for the holidays. In this week’s digital asset management news, Cumulus fixes some bugs, copyright gets murky and WebDAM looks skyward. 

Digital Content is Everywhere - Do You Know Who Owns the Copyright?

Actor and music lover Bruce Willis recently caused a media furore when it was thought he intended to take on Apple to win the right to leave his iTunes library in his will.

The explosion of digital content has turned "copyright" into a term we all need to understand, and if Bruce is struggling to make sense of it all then he isn’t alone.

DAM Lowdown: Extensis Get Cultured, Microdata Becomes Standard

Another DAM week gone by. And, in recent digital asset management news, Extensis Adlibs, ScreenFlow gets Flowtility and Microdata could, one day, become your new best friend.

DAM Lowdown: Southpaw, Daydream, Daminion and Cakes Versus Cars

Yet another DAM week. And, in digital asset management news, Southpaw offers TACTIC solutions, DAM gets a “content lifecycle,” a rebuttal ices the DAM cake, Daydream has a major upgrade and Daminion unveils a minor one.

Kaltura Eyes Social Enterprise Video Asian Expansion with US$25m in Funding

Open source video platform provider Kaltura has raised a round of US$ 25 million in additional funding from new investors Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc. and ORIX Ventures, as well as existing investors Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures. Kaltura says it will use the funds to support a planned expansion into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

DAM Lowdown: ADAM's Teamwork 1.1, Picturepark Hints at 2013 Release

It’s been another DAM week … and, in digital asset management news, banks envision the new world order, ADAM releases ProductViewer and an updated Teamwork, and Picturepark teases the future.  

DAM Vendor Southpaw Releases Custom Solutions for TACTIC

DAM vendor Southpaw Technology has released a suite of commercial solutions to extend the capability of TACTIC, its open source asset management product.

Rebuttal: Open Source DAM Solutions - Like Buying a Cake or Buying a Car?

I often read Edward Smith's contributions to CMSWire and he does a good job of presenting DAM concepts in a way that is straightforward for non-experts to understand. However, I disagree with a number of the points raised in his recent article, "Open Source DAM Solutions: More Control for Those Who Need It,"  as I believe it misrepresents this category of software license.

The Metadata Lifecycle for Digital Content

Classifying metadata values along a “content lifecycle” timeline is an interesting exercise that can make your DAM easier to use and maintain. Applying the categories Historical, Current and Future, you’ll find that each metadata value describes something related to the content’s origin or history, its current state or its future use.

Veteran DAM Vendor North Plains Reinvents Itself with New Mission, Logo, Website

15-year-old provider of solutions for managing digital assets, North Plains, is reinventing its key asset — itself. This month, the Toronto-based company launched a corporate rebranding with a new mission, visual identity, logo and website.

DAM Lowdown: PublishingNOW Updates, The Pro & Cons of Open Source DAM

It’s been a DAM stormy week, at least for some of us on the East Coast. Nevertheless, in digital asset management news: PublishingNOW updates, StrongBox gets together with eMAM, VYRE’s Brand goes 2.4, and open source systems and video assets attract some tips. 

Why is Video Different? 3 Tips to Help Plan for and Manage Video in an Enterprise DAM

The video explosion is upon us. In fact, it actually detonated quite a while ago. I work with many clients, with predominantly larger enterprise DAM implementations, and a frequent topic of discussion among these organizations is, “how do I handle video within my company?” 

Open Source DAM Solutions: More Control for Those Who Need It

When I was younger I loved taking apart gadgets to see how they worked. I’ve probably ruined thousands of dollars worth of computers and electronics over the years unscrewing and cracking open things just to see how they tick.

DAM Lowdown: Widen Offers Enhanced Analytics, Brandworkz Improves Metadata Handling

Another DAM week gone by. And, in this week’s digital asset management news, Cumulus integrates with Viki, there are updates for Brandworkz, Widen and WebDAM, the Library of Congress asks about orphaned works and creative agencies just love asset management.

Vyre On Brand 2.4 Supports HTML5 Video, Multi-Brand Asset Management

Vyre has announced the launch of On Brand 2.4, the newest version of their Brand Asset Management (BAM) Solution.  This updated version of On Brand, which started as a tool used to help users manage digital content on mobile devices, has a variety of new features designed to make the SaaS based system more efficient and easier to use.

Widen Enhances Analytics, Adds Watermarking in DAM Update

Widen Media Collective has released an update to its digital asset management system, featuring a new digital watermarking integration, enhanced analytics and updated PDF exporting.

North Plains Upgrades Xinet Workflow Management Tool, Adds Mac Plugins for Adobe CS6

Canadian DAM technology provider North Plains is rolling out version 17.03 of the Xinet workflow management tool. Version 17.03 includes Xinet Portal 4.03 and Xinet Video 4.4.

WebDAM Adds Taxonomy Builder, Hierarchical Support Features

There are more new features in WebDAM. New enhancements in the digital asset management software, announced this week, are designed to increase consistency of use.