The DAM Lowdown returns with: DAM Events, DAMMY Award Winners Announced, Widen Continues to Educate the Masses, How to Boost Social Media with DAM and DAM Stew.

DAM Events

Half Day DAM Tutorials in London on November 3

Our friends at Henry Stewart Events are providing a set of half-day tutorials in London on Thursday November 3. Attendees can choose 1 (UK £ 299 +VAT) or 2 (UK £ 499 +VAT) of three available sessions.

DAM LA 2011 in Los Angeles on November 14-15

After you finish up your tutorials in London, just follow the Henry Stewart Events team back to the west coast of the United States for DAM LA 2011. The conference is titled "The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media," and intends to focus on the "user's perspective" of DAM.

And the DAMMY Goes To...

At last month's Createasphere New York conference, the Second Annual DAMMY awards were handed out in front of a sold-out ballroom. Without further ado (is that a drumroll I hear?), the winners are:

  • Best Storage, Archive and or Preservation Solution -- ADAM Software
  • Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing -- Hallmark Cards
  • Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content -- 5th Kind
  • Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface -- Showtime Networks
  • DAMMY of the Year -- Thomas Schleu - Canto Software

CMSWire offers its sincerest congratulations to all of this year's winners. 

Widen Continues to Educate the Masses

DAM Lowdown regular Widen returns with more free educational content for those of you trying to get your DAM legs underneath you. First of all, a new whitepaper is available titled "How DAM Fits into the Enterprise Marketing Technology Landscape." If you think you need a DAM system, but you are not sure why, check out the whitepaper.

Secondly, Widen offers a SlideShare presentation to provide some guidance on what questions to ask when evaluating DAM systems.

View more presentations from Widen Enterprises, Inc.

How to Boost Social Media With DAM

Of all the strategies you have tried to improve your social media productivity -- meaning, still getting your message out while actually logging out of Twitter and Facebook occasionally -- have you tried digital asset management?

If you haven't, our own Edward Smith offers 5 ways to maximize social media using DAM.

DAM Stew

Let's start out with some video stew:

Free Your Metadata


celum Summit 2011

celum SUMMIT 2011 from celum on Vimeo.

Interview with Makx Dekkers

Makx Deckers, who recently stepped down as the Managing Director of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, sat down for an interview with Friedel Grant to discuss the past and the future of Dublin Core.

Choosing an Open Source Digital Asset Management System

Ivan Mironchuk, Director of Integration Services at DPCI, writes at about 7 key factors to consider when choosing an open source digital asset management system.

Eight Steps to Help Ensure Success on Your Next DAM Project

Russ Barrs, Professional Services Operations Manager for Vyre, writes at the Vyre OnBrand Blog about the first 4 of 8 steps that organizations can follow to help with their next DAM project.

Multiple Updates for Photographers from Adobe

Adobe releases an update for both Lightroom -- version 3.5, and Camera Raw -- version 6.5.