Hey Boston DAM Users! A new Meetup Group has just been formed. Check out the Boston DAM Users Meetup group. There are lots of DAM practitioners around the city and state, and until today we lacked a way to come together. I thought it was time that changed. Now we have a resource to socialize, network, and learn from others local DAM practitioners.
Look for more information to come about our first meeting.
After a great eight years with America’s Test Kitchen I’m once again a Free Agent. It’s always a little sad to close a chapter in one’s life, but I can honestly say ATK was where I learned all that I know about DAM. And for that I’ll always be thankful for my time there. I got to build the DAM system from the ground up, made Photoshop bend to my scripting will an host of other amazing things.
And so begins the next chapter. Armed with the skills I honed over eight years, I’m ready for what’s next and seeking out new opportunities. Stay tuned to this space.
Most readers already know my "day job" is with America's Test Kitchen. I'm excited to announce we're hiring a DAM specialist. Check out the full posting here, spread the word, and apply!
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
America’s Test Kitchen is seeking a Digital Asset Management Specialist to join the Production Department. Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Cross Media Publishing are two core and growing areas of this fast paced interdisciplinary department. The Digital Asset Management Specialist will report to the Manager of Workflow & Digital Asset Management and assist in the day-to-day operations supporting DAM and related initiatives. Continue reading
On my way to Creatasphere DAM Conference for the third year in a row. This time I’m not on a panel so I can get the full end-user experience. Looking forward to seeing the many familiar faces and meeting the new ones.
Apparently Adobe gives Bridge CS6 the ability to use custom metadata panels!
About. Effing. Time.
I haven't tested this yet, but here's a link to the blog post on DPCI.
I'll have my thoughts posted once I have time to play around a bit.
On my “Things to get for Summer list” I’ve got…
- A DAM intern
Here’s a handy “how-to” type article from the Harvard Business Review on getting ready for your shiny new summer intern.
…beware of the well-meaning twenty-year-old who lands in your lap without any direction or guidance.
I really, really want to find duplicate records/assets by some useful identifying information aside from less-than-helpful options Cumulus Desktop Client currently provides. I've never had good luck with File Data Size or Asset Creation Date. The first option in the Find Duplicates dialog box arguably holds the most unrealized promise but, like many features was myopic in conception and implementation. "Compare Names Using Field... [drop-down list of Record Name or Asset Name]".
Give the option of expanding that to include other fields or add an entirely new option to pick a filed to compare. The prime candidate would be "XMP Original Document ID"... or any of the XMP fields Cumulus Captures from the XMP Media Management Schema, for that matter... oh heck, IPTC Date Created too (as it also captures the time).
As I write this I'm resorting to several hacks to determine the duplicate assets one of my photographers placed into a cataloging hot folder. The asset are automatically renamed so I can't rely on the Record Name or Asset Name options.
There's a youtube video showcasing a bit of the hottness in Picturepark's latest release, 8.4. Go ahead and give it a watch.
A great article demonstrating how Star Trek and the “Red-Shirt Phenomenon” can teach us core concepts of Analytics.
You Don’t Have A Big Data Problem: A really interesting dissection of the “Big Data” buzz word.
You can’t Hadoop your way out of that one.
Hah! Great quote!