Content Management Blog

Content management and digital asset management articles, tips and advice.

Content Management White Paper: Routing Content

When we speak of routing content, we refer to making content available in additional or different places. In some cases, this involves actually moving content, but in many instances it refers only to changing access permissions, sharing content or links, or opening...

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Content Management White Paper: Archiving Content

It is a good idea to think of archiving as nothing more than a change in lifecycle stage for content. Archived content might be reusable at any time, so the notion that you are “done” with any content forever might result in missed opportunities. The act of archiving...

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Content Management White Paper: Creating Semantic Links

Semantic links are one of the keys to digital asset management as well as content management success. Computer-based search operations have historically been based on character matching: a search for building finds content tagged with building. One limitation of this...

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Content Management White Paper: Automated Metadata

Automated metadata tagging is becoming more common in content management. The premise of such a technology is alluring: Send an image or video to a service and have it send back a selection of tags that describe the content. This can save countless hours of human...

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Content Management White Paper: Real-World Metadata

Those familiar with digital asset management understand the value of accurate and complete metadata profiles. In short, if content does not include quality metadata, that content is as good as lost. When you type a search term in a content system, you are asking the...

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New Picturepark Brand Identity

Today, Picturepark® launched its new brand identity which marks the beginning of a change in its market positioning from purely Digital Asset Management (DAM) to more transactional “Content Routing”. The rebranding project was started with first agency trials in mid...

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Content Management White Paper: Storage and Archiving

An important content management concern is storage space: where, what type and how much. In most cases, these choices will be up to you. In some cases, content systems mandate where and how they store content. More modern systems will not impose such limitations. If...

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Content Management White Paper: Access for Collaboration

Once content is in the system, it must be managed to ensure it can be accessed by those who need it, and to ensure it cannot be accessed by users and systems that should not see it. Among the most common aspects of content management are: Controlling access Storage...

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Content Management White Paper: User Groups and Roles

Virtually all enterprise software systems are designed to “think” in terms of groups or roles, rather than individual users. Groups and roles greatly simplifies system administration and security, because global access changes can be quickly managed,...

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Content Management White Paper: Users and Flow

Before taking on the details of your content management practices or content system design, it helps to think in the abstract about two key considerations: Who or what will be creating, editing and consuming your content? What rules and regulations will...

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Content Management White Paper: Overview

Overview Users and Flow User Groups and Roles Content Creation and Acquisition Access for Collaboration Storage and Archiving Next week: Real-World Metadata A complete copy will be made available as a whitepaper at a later point in time. Please subscribe...

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Open Letter About the DAM Guru Program

Dear member of the DAM Guru Program It was a European midnight in early 2013 when David Diamond texted me from San Francisco. A US competitor of us had just released its affiliate program. We had been preparing our own such program over the last weeks for launch the...

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Slippery Synonyms

The final part of this miniseries on the use of synonyms explains how and when synonyms can adversely affect the value of a content system. When you start to think in terms of preferred terms and their synonyms, it can become an addictive game: How many...

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Knowing when It’s Time to Start Over

An interview with Picturepark CEO, Ramon Forster While Picturepark (the company) was designing a major upgrade to Picturepark DAM, the company had an epiphany: The scope of Digital Asset Management was expanding, yet no DAM system was...

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Synonyms in Practice

The second part of this miniseries on the use of synonyms provides examples of how synonyms can be used in a content system. How synonyms are managed depends on the DAM or content management software in use; but support for synonyms should be considered...

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The Value of Synonyms in Content Systems

This three-part mini series on the use of synonyms aims to help users understand the benefits, use and potential dangers of using synonyms in content systems. The nuance of language is what makes it beautiful, interesting, tough to learn, and even tougher...

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Faceted Taxonomies

Taxonomy design for digital content management isn’t exactly like traditional taxonomy design. Computers are more flexible than library shelves. Digital content can be in two (or more) places at once. Further, the ability to find content based on taxonomy facets,...

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New Tech for a New Generation of Content Management

An interview with Picturepark Director of Engineering, Urs Brogle If there’s one skill every software developer learns quickly, it’s being able to critique code written by others. There’s always a better way to do things, they reckon. But what happens when the code...

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Rethinking Digital Asset Management

An interview with Picturepark Content Platform product manager Olivia Schütt In 2015, longtime Picturepark employee Olivia Schütt became the Picturepark product manager. Schütt inherited a legacy application with a sizable installed user base, just at a time when the...

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Metadata Automation – New Jersey DAM Meetup Recording

Video recording of "Metadata Automation," the New Jersey Digital Asset Management Meetup from 14 Dec 2016. The New Jersey DAM Meetup hosted another impressive panel for this month's virtual meetup, entitled "Metadata Automation." Panelists included David Riecks, Mark...

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Taxonomy, Metadata, Tags and Controlled Vocabularies

Let’s review some simplified definitions: Taxonomy – A collection of terms that are organized into some structure that provides some semantic understanding of those terms. (For example, where “Turkey” falls beneath “Food” in a hierarchy, it’s presumed to be about the...

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What Made the Content System so Bad?

When we buy things, we want them to just work. We want no hassles and we want no downtime spent reading instructions or calling support lines. But is this what we get? There is a trend in enterprise software development toward user friendliness and sexy user...

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Video of New Jersey DAM Meetup

On 07 July 2016, The New Jersey DAM Meetup presented 'What is DAM?' Panelists included Deb Fanslow from Schawk/Campbell Soup, Ronald Gill from Cognizant, and Picturepark's own Peter Parker. Frank DeCarlo of RPR Graphics hosted. A number of interesting topics were...

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Picturepark Supports Indian Relief Association

KALPAS founded to address medical and poverty urgencies and their cultural contributing factors The community efforts for which Picturepark is best known, such as DAM Guru Program and the #LearnDAM initiative, are not anomalies for this Swiss company’s culture....

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Digital Asset Management for Kaltura Video

The Picturepark DAM Connector for Kaltura enables Kaltura customers to manage the building blocks that comprise the videos they produce, take advantage of Kaltura videos across social media and more. The Safe Content Source Digital asset management (DAM) is the art...

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“Sticky” Metadata Templates in Picturepark

Using templates that apply metadata en masse saves time and helps ensure metadata consistency. Picturepark metadata templates go a step further by retaining connections to their assigned assets so that updates made to template values can be instantly propagated across...

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