We’re 100% behind their latest initiative, establishing the ten core characteristics of Digital Asset Management software. The characteristics were first defined in a blog by DAM author Elizabeth Keathley, then later refined in collaboration with the DAM Foundation board . These characteristics are now being used to clarify whether a vendor meets core functionality of a Digital Asset Management system. At the last count twenty seven vendors have passed the evaluation including Asset Bank.
We have summarised the ten characteristics below.
- Ingests assets individually or in bulk and allows for the manipulation of those assets.
- Secures the assets they contain including access control lists and user roles.
- Stores assets as both binaries and metadata.
- Renders assets on ingest into new forms, such as thumbnails or proxy files.
- Enriches assets through the extension of metadata and metrics on their use.
- Relates assets by tracking the relationships between an original asset and subsequent versions.
- Regulates a structured process in the management, creation, and review of assets with workflow tools.
- Allows users to search and find assets using metadata, collections, workflows, or access control tools.
- Provides previews so users can view assets before downloading or opening files on their own device.
- Provides methods for assets to be shared, linked to, or otherwise distributed.
Read the full ten characteristics on the DAM Foundation site. .