Another DAM Blog featured a fantastic list of the levels of digital asset management experience a couple weeks ago. Including common DAM tasks ranging from basic search, applying metadata, running reports and setting user roles all the way up to more complex endeavors like training users and justifying ROI, this list offers a valuable gauge to assess your own experience level working with DAM systems.
Each level can have additional layers as well. For instance, uploading and applying metadata can be as simple as loading images with metadata embedded or as complicated as employing a different tool in the DAM workflow prior to ingestion (we use Lightroom) and bulk editing some metadata fields after ingestion. For more on uploading and metadata, see this in depth explanation also on Another DAM Blog.
I was pleased to see that I have pretty much touched upon each level. I could use more experience justifying the value of the DAM system I administer. How does your DAM experience stack up?