Nobody likes to type repetitive information over, and over, and over, and over, (gasp for breath) and over again. When it comes to adding metadata to your assets, metadata templates are your friend. Not only can they save you time and a possible carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis, they also help ensure data consistency.
Templates can help even before you bring assets into your DAM. For example, Adobe Bridge, the image browser included in the Adobe CreativeSuite, makes use of metadata templates — heck even Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. This makes it easy to apply contact information, keywords or project specific information using native applications your users already know and love.
Save your fingers some repetitive typing and start experimenting with metadata templates today!