DAM New York 2019

The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media


Creating a Repository of Relationships: The Road to DAM at the American Museum of Natural History

May 3, 14:10PM

From archival expedition documentation to innovative video production and world-class space shows, the American Museum of Natural History uses digital assets to achieve staff and organizational goals.

Over time, workflows and processes evolved to support projects using digital assets, yet the full set of digital asset workflows were not well understood.

To gain insights into how digital assets are used in the Museum, a committee consisting of librarians, IT professionals and digital media experts was formed to interview stakeholders, document workflow patterns, and identify areas for asset management optimization across the Museum.

The Museum’s Research Library has led the current effort with an inclusive, Museum-wide approach founded in their deep knowledge of digital asset management practices and their role in supporting museum collections with metadata and taxonomies.

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Estée Lauder Companies

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