Digital asset management (DAM) is becoming more of a necessity for businesses across all verticals, from the corporate world to academia, the health industry to non-profit – just about every sector needs DAM. There’s a lot to know about DAM and the best way to learn is straight from the experts. Blogs provide direct communication from the top dogs in the DAM industry, giving the public access answers to many of those DAM questions. They go over everything from best practices, security, structure, metadata management, and more; to help you, our dear reader, out, we’ve put together our own list of personal favorite DAM blogs to help get to know DAM from A to Z.
(And yes, the DAM pun gets used. Embrace the puns, DAM it!)
Another DAM Blog http://anotherdamblog.com/
Henrik de Gyor does a great job covering all aspects about digital asset management, from beginner-friendly blog posts to articles chock full of info targeted at DAM experts. Whether you’re a user or an administrator, you’ll find plenty to relate to on Another DAM Blog. Henrik’s writing style stays objective while covering a wide range of DAM topics.
Digital Asset Management – Covering Your Assets (Update: This blog no longer exists)
This blog comes from a team with a strong technical skill base in web marketing. This one stands apart from most blogs, as it acts more as an information library with relevant industry articles instead of posting their own opinions and analysis. However, the broad range covered here – with input from multiple websites and authors – creates a unique one-stop perspective across subjects, voices, and opinions.
DAM News – Digital Asset Management News, Reviews, Trends & Opinions http://digitalassetmanagementnews.org/
A lot of good DAM information can be found on this site. They’re another article library with tons of relevant articles ranging from DAM, MRM, metadata, controlled vocabulary, and more. They compile what’s out in the DAM world and provide a convenient one-stop shop to read about digital asset management from many different perspectives.
Not quite a digital asset management blog, but for those of you who want more information on content management systems, this web magazine provides a lot of good news and articles. The content is broken down into two sections: Enterprise CMS (ECM) and Web CMS (WCM). Depending on your focus, it’s just a click away to find articles relevant to your industry or interests.
DAM-It! The Blog http://www.webdamsolutions.com/digital-asset-management/
Last but certainly not least, we’ll naturally feature WebDAM’s own awesome digital asset management blog! You can find in-depth articles and blog posts exploring the ins and outs of digital asset management, all from the knowledge-packed mind of our own resident expert, Jody Vandergriff. With Jody’s 10+ years of experience, along with cameos from other members of the WebDAM dream team, this blog is the best DAM place to get the latest and greatest digital asset management info.
Digital asset management can be demystified through the knowledge of these experts in this field. It may be a little intimidating if you’re just getting started researching DAM, but with these blogs you’ll feel like you have your own DAM specialist right by your side.