I’ve been collecting a lot of stuff for you this week, but I just haven’t had a second to write it up. Including some bonus information to make up for the oversight.
- Would you like to check out that webinar on taxonomy I mentioned as well as some other great ones? Check out the Picturepark Webinars page.
- Here is a great project from the New York Public Library to collect metadata on their vintage menu collection. Talk about crowd sourcing genius. Take a few moments and transcribe a menu for them, please!
- Why did Google buy Frommer’s? Metadata. Specifically, travel metadata. Brilliant.
- Check out some thought provoking ideas from the always astute Micah Vandergrift on the library as publisher. What if the university press was rolled into the library or at least in cahoots?
- Interested in DAM industry trends? Here is an article on CMS Wire on that very subject. From proliferation of assets due to user generated content to ingestion automation, DAM is morphing from the silo of the creative department into an enterprise-wide solution more than ever.
- Learn about 5 super cool future technologies, ranging from energy and food production to medicine. Thanks, Digital Tonto!
- What are the true hidden costs of a DAM system? One of my favorites – training and training materials.
- How can you capture the history of New York with 50 objects? Try an artichoke, a bagel, a Greek coffee cup and a Silence=Death button to start…
- Finally, the Search Engine Academy has a little blurb on metadata and controlled vocabularies which I think you’ll like.