5 Things Thursday Plus: DAM, Card Sorting, Content and More

Here are five things plus:

  1. Really sound advice in Another DAM Podcast’s interview with Bryan Cohen from Pfizer.
  2. How to conduct a card sorting study from Designmodo and Smashing Magazine.
  3. The graph database and the RDF database from Inside Analysis.
  4. Is searching the answer?
  5. The New York Public Library’s deep digital dive.

BONUS: From the amazing Seattle Meetup event “The Power of Process: How UX Teams Can Cover Content Strategy, with Misty Weaver,” here are some additional content strategy links:


5 Things Thursday: DAM, UX, Snow in Vegas, Graph Databases for Humanities

Happy new year! Here are five things:

  1. Insights on DAM customer service from none other than John Horodyski.
  2. Are you moving assets in to a digital asset management system? Check out this great advice from Laurel Norris.
  3. UX trends for 2016 predicts that content strategy is the new information architecture.
  4. Interesting interview with Suellen Stringer-Hye, the Linked Data and Semantic Web Coordinator at Vanderbilt University libraries regarding Neo4j for digital humanities.
  5. From the UNLV archives, photos chronicle snow in Las Vegas.

5 Things Thursday: Lightroom, UX, DAM, and Librarians

Here are more than five things to consider.

  1. A plug in for complex file renaming in Lightroom.
  2. Why aren’t information schools integrating UX education into LIS programs?
  3. Don’t you just love citation generators for research?
  4. Are librarians turning into digital asset managers?
  5. Need an amazing job resource list for LIS listings?


BONUS: PACA Rogue Website List of Photo Copyright Infringments

InfoCamp Seattle: Art of Presentation

Yesterday I attended day one of InfoCamp Seattle. There was a focus on user experience this year, a smattering of traditional librarian types, and not many people talking about my favorite topics – taxonomy and metadata.

What impressed me was the presentation style of the keynote address by Nishant Kothery, a designer from Microsoft, who spoke mainly about people, intuition, predictable irrationality and other things that can sometimes get in the way when collaboration is the key. He put together an amazing resource list here, but I was even more interested in his style of presenting – lots of photos, iconic images, soundbytes of ideas.

I attended another information session by Jen Matson, UX designer at Ascentium, on protoyping with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. I was impressed by her presentation because it was organized in such a way that both people with no experience in coding or a lot of experience in coding would benefit. Jen was able to find the middle ground between simplicity and complexity.

Why was I more interested in the presentation style than the content? I am presenting twice in November – once at the Henry Stewart DAM LA conference on rights for creative assets and again at the ASPP West Chapter on keywording for photographers.

I always learn something valuable at InfoCamp and this year it was all about the art of presenting.