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Digital Asset Management Takes Front Seat for Higher Education Web CMS

logo-omniupdate-2009.jpgThe Web is awash with digital assets and the trend is not slowing down. In the world of education content management, OmniUpdate's (news, site) Campus CMS gets a mid-term boost with flashy digital asset management features.

Content on Campus

OmniUpdate's Web CMS has grown leaps and bounds since the release of version 9.0 back in May. Version 9.3 saw the addition of social features. The latest update adds digital asset management to the line-up with functions to handle media, ideal in a world of electronic media.

The CMS, which can be deployed either on a server or as a SaaS CMS edition, has its sights firmly set on the education market and is a fixture in many universities, colleges and other institutions. As these places evolve towards a market where there is less student-to-tutor time and more of an emphasis on interactive learning, digital asset management is essential.

Material Management

From notes and courses, to podcasts and video lectures, many colleges are taking a progressive approach when integrating multimedia into lessons. A DAM implementation will help these colleges manage the distribution, and even monetization, of the material from text documents to video, or other web content.

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Manage digital content for your educational institute inside the CMS

With version 9.4 of OU Campus, assets can be created, tagged and edited in the Campus' existing permission system. The tags can describe and limit access so only groups (think classes or departments) that need certain assets can view them. Content that is maintained live on pages can be updated the moment it is edited or updated.

On the Up

With the social features from the last update, users can also be kept informed of updates in a manner they are used to. OmniUpdate members can view a webcast explaining the new features on the company site.

To continue its steady rise, OmniUpdate is hiring more web developers and user experience gurus. The company hopes to produce good numbers for this year and continue the positive progress we saw in 2009.

 
 
 
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