DAM New York 2023

The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media


Preparing for a DAM Migration: Metadata and Taxonomy Transformation Management

September 15, 11:40 AM EDT

Do you already have a DAM but are ready to upgrade and migrate to a new platform?
Are you preparing to migrate content to a first DAM?  

DAM migrations can be overwhelming, but they are also a great opportunity to revamp your content architecture – to fix things that don’t work, such as accumulated data quality debt and outdated DAM use cases and asset types, and to try new things such as leveraging new DAM platform capabilities and adopting new infrastructure architecture trends and patterns. 

This practical session is all about taking what you have in your existing DAM, auditing it and preparing it to be moved to a new DAM and the processes and procedures to bulk transform metadata to clean-up to match new schema in your DAM.

Stephanie Lemieux, President, and Katherine Black, Senior Consultant, Dovecot Studio, Inc., will discuss these key questions:

  • How do you scope and audit your content and metadata in preparation for migration?
  • How do you find and fix search problems?
  • How do you evaluate the health of your current metadata and streamline it?
  • How do you map and transform your old metadata and taxonomies to your new ones?


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