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The digital asset management systems (DAMS) landscape is rapidly evolving, and many new products have become available in the past few years. DAMS tend to vary widely in terms of scope, technical specifications, functionality, usability, and price point – so DAMS evaluations can be somewhat complex. The Orbis Cascade Alliance appointed a Digital Services Team to evaluate DAMS and consider offering an affordable digital repository platform for members. DAMS can fulfill a range of needs. Typical goals for libraries and archives include enabling access to digital content and providing short or long-term storage for digital objects and data. More recently, digital preservation (practices that ensure continued access to digital objects over time) has also emerged as a critical concern of libraries and cultural heritage institutions. What do access, storage, and preservation mean for your institution? An awareness of institutional or collaborative goals is key to a successful DAMS implementation.

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Start Date

11-2-2011 11:30 AM

End Date

11-2-2011 12:30 PM

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19936

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Current DAMS In 3D: Access, Storage, And Preservation

The digital asset management systems (DAMS) landscape is rapidly evolving, and many new products have become available in the past few years. DAMS tend to vary widely in terms of scope, technical specifications, functionality, usability, and price point – so DAMS evaluations can be somewhat complex. The Orbis Cascade Alliance appointed a Digital Services Team to evaluate DAMS and consider offering an affordable digital repository platform for members. DAMS can fulfill a range of needs. Typical goals for libraries and archives include enabling access to digital content and providing short or long-term storage for digital objects and data. More recently, digital preservation (practices that ensure continued access to digital objects over time) has also emerged as a critical concern of libraries and cultural heritage institutions. What do access, storage, and preservation mean for your institution? An awareness of institutional or collaborative goals is key to a successful DAMS implementation.