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Digital Asset Management Reading List Feb./Mar. 2018

This time, I cover two months at once: Here’s the Digital Asset Management (DAM) articles from February and March 2018 which I recommend reading. I picked them from the constant stream of blog posts you can see float by on Planet DAM. For more curated DAM links, see the weekly Digital Asset Management.com Links and Tracy Wolfe’s 10 things on the 10th.

I’m happy to see people write and talk about my pet topic, DAM interoperability. On DAM News, Ralph Windsor publishes The Politics Of Implementing Digital Asset Supply Chains: Parking The Enterprise Service Bus. Emily Kolvitz and Brian Kavanaugh present DAM Integrations 101 (video, 30 minutes). Matthew Patulski announces the “Advancing Findability” DAM NY conference session hosted by the W3C DAM schema.org community group.

More thoughts on the future of DAM come from Ramon Forster – Dropbox Is More Than a DAM – and from Dave Jones: What is a Content Services Platform? Jarrod Gingras hosts a webinar on the 8 DAM trends to watch in 2018.

At the IEN DAM & Content Leadership conference, Henrik de Gyor records a panel discussion on the Paradigm Shifts in DAM, and Carol Thomas-Knipes collects DAM Guru Program member insights.

Thought-provoking reporting on Bynder’s WebDAM Acquisition and on Widen closing SmartImage comes from Ralph Windsor, of course. Product news: MediaBeacon 2018, BrandMaster reporting tool.

On metadata: Jennifer Parrucci describes the tagging process at The New York Times, while David Diamond explains real-world metadata. Heather Hedden teaches us about taxonomies for filtering and sorting, and why a taxonomy still helps in the age of search.

Practical advice: Emily Kolvitz helps us become a DAM influencer, and Brooke Emley tells us to clean your DAM mess. Derek Torrey shares his thoughts on a DAM selection project, the General Mills DAM platform migration is presented by Doris Sanocki, and Michael Shattuck tells the story of a four month DAM implementation.

DAM people: Henrik de Gyor talks to Deb Fanslow while Brian Kavanaugh interviews Theresa Regli. Nora Gehin interviews Rebecca Schneider and Stacey McKeever.

See you next time!