Content Management Blog

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

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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Integrating DAM with CMS without an Integration

The future of digital asset management relies on data interoperability with other business systems. But when you need to use another system with your DAM today, and you don’t have an integration, you probably still have options. This article explains how Picturepark...

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DAM’s Original Sales Soldier

Imagine a commitment to selling digital asset management solutions that has lasted more than two decades. While most DAM vendor employees identify themselves as “senior” after only a year or two in the field, 2015 marks the 20th year that Picturepark Director of Sales...

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Laughing about the Best DAM Connector for Sitecore

Owen Niblock is a software developer who contrasts his digital profession by also being a stand-up comedian. “Computing is in my blood,” he says. “I’m type O 11 0 0 11 1110110101.” Niblock is also a small business owner. His company, Kumquat Computing, is a team of...

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Expectations Analysis for Digital Asset Management

Once you have a good understanding of your current processes and you have professional guidance that satisfies you, it is time to focus on your goals for digital asset management. In order to define goals that are realistic, try to learn as much as you can about DAM’s...

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Finding Trusted Guidance for Digital Asset Management

Unless you are already a digital asset management professional with many DAM system launches under your belt, it is unlikely that you currently possess all the experience or skills you need to make the best decisions for your DAM initiative. The advice and guidance of...

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Are You Ready for Digital Asset Management?

Before you get too deep into your digital asset management initiative planning, it is important to make sure your need is justified and reasonable. While the promise of Digital Asset Management is attractive to virtually all organizations, in some cases, DAM...

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How to Say No to Picturepark

Picturepark isn't always the right choice for those who come to us looking for DAM software. Though our business goal is of course to sell DAM systems, the reason we provide the educational materials we do is to enable prospects to make educated decisions about the...

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