10 Characteristics of a DAM

Digital Asset Management systems are a combination of procedures, people working within the system, the life cycle of a digital asset, hardware and software. In “What is a DAM? The 10 Characteristics of a Digital Asset Management System” Elizabeth Keathley of The DAM Foundation lists the following:

  1. Unique ID codes
  2. Workflow capability
  3. Version control
  4. The ability to create metadata fields/categories that follow metadata standards
  5. A robust and extensive taxonomy built
  6. Advanced search using metadata/keywords
  7. Ability to share assets and/or links to assets
  8. Upload, download, apply metadata and organizes batches of assets
  9. Handle several different file types ranging from documents, video, audio files, photos, images, etc.
  10. Ability to administer rules, access, users and user groups.

Full details of these aspects can be read in “What is a DAM? The 10 Characteristics of a Digital Asset Management System.”

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