Digital asset management is important when you have a plethora of digital files that you need to keep organized. A way to keep them organized is by using a digital asset manager, which is also known as a DAM. What are some good examples? In this video, Kevin Ames discusses what digital asset managers are.
- All of this has been leading up…to digital asset management tools,…which when you think about it is a far cry…from why hard drives fail,…but the whole purpose of the hard drive…is so we can do this section of the class,…because data on a hard drive,…without a way to find it in management…is essentially worthless, and you may as well…just take the drive and chuck it…in the trashcan to begin with.…So digital asset management software…is software that helps us find our files.…
Often it contains tools for adding metadata…and for organizing them inside our folder structure.…It will also have tools for copying or transferring media.…Some of these tools are profession specific,…like some of the video asset managers,…and some tools are designed for collaborative use,…while others are for single users.…Let's take a look at some examples…of the different kinds of digital asset management tools,…and we're going to use Adobe as an example…of three different kinds of digital asset management tools…that they use in some of their software programs.…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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