Digital Asset Management Links — May 29, 2015

Having a controlled vocabulary (CV) makes your digital asset management system more searchable and improves usability. Here are steps, including […]

Understanding roles and permissions in a DAM system

How a DAM administrator can use roles and permissions to make sure that system users have access to what they […]

Version control and DAM systems

Version control is a phrase that’s well known with creatives and software developers. It’s also something that digital asset management […]

Takeaway tweets from DAM NY 2015

Last week, Henry Stewart DAM New York, the largest digital asset management conference in the country, was held on May […]

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Most Recent Resources

DAM & the information professional

Introducing our new resource “How an information professional can help streamline your DAM implementation” If your company is planning to […]


HOW Design Live May 4-8

Next week the biggest design conference in the United States kicks off in Chicago, Illinois. HOW Design Live will take […]


DAM system deep dive: Unique ID codes & filenames

We’ll assume you know what filenames are, since they have become constant in our professional and personal lives. The term […]


Taxonomy, metadata, & advanced search capabilities

You may have heard the terms taxonomy and metadata mentioned during your digital asset management (DAM) research. Understanding both of […]


What DAM system users have to say

“The self-serve aspect is huge in freeing up human power. Also extremely helpful is the ability to set expiration dates aligned with our contractual usage rights. We also have an automated email notification going out to anyone who has downloaded an expiring image, alerting him or her to discontinue use.”

- Beauty Retailer

“We have 19 global offices and over 600 staff that I need to potentially share photos with. Using the DAM system makes it seem like we’re much closer to our colleagues around the world and the program on the ground level. When sponsors or employees find out they can send a link and see what they need to see, it’s makes everyone’s job eight million times easier.”

- Higher Education

About Digital Asset

Who? Digital Asset is supported by Widen, a marketing technology company that provides digital asset management systems and services. The content developers come from journalism, marketing, product management, and event management backgrounds. So, yeah, we work for Widen but this site is all about resources, news and community to help those who are learning about digital asset management.

What? Resources, news, and community for those seeking a single hub for digital asset management education and community resources. Plus advice. We know you need a digital asset management system and we want you to find a solution that works for you. Seriously, life is too short to be emailing back and forth about file requests and recreating lost assets.

Eventually, we’ll turn the site into a place for people who administer and use DAM systems and want to connect with a community. We’ll post jobs and cover more topics for experienced DAMsters.

Why? We thought that people looking at DAM systems and people already admining DAM systems needed a place to find resources and community without a sales pitch. There is a lot of information out there about digital asset management but no one place for people to do the virtual handshake, engage with each other and share knowledge. This site is for you to engage with each other and learn more about DAM!

Where? Widen is based in Madison, Wisconsin with customers, consultants, and partners around the world. Content contributors to this site hail from North America, specifically Wisconsin and Alberta, Canada.

When? We’re here when you need us. Contact us via the site or jump over to Twitter, where we hang out a lot.

What else would you like to see added to this site? Let us know.