Digital Asset Management--Lessons in Asset Architecture
"At the end of each month, QLP accesses the MediaBank log files to generate reports. These reports are tailored for each client and provide information on monthly usage," explains Victor Imbrogno, digital asset administrator at Quebecor Litho Plus.
Get ready to see—or, like Quebecor Litho Plus, experience—more takes on the digital asset management craze, as the tools evolve to more complex levels.
Who's Managing What—And How?
New from Bitstream is MediaBank version 2.3.2, including an optional module known as FullSearch, an embedded, professional-level search engine available in both the Workgroup and Enterprise editions. FullSearch allows MediaBank users to perform full text searches on virtually any textual content stored in the key words database or in the cataloged files. MediaBank offers automatic generation of PDF, full text preview, check-in/check-out security, recording of multiple, concurrent edits and support for Windows.
Canto Software's latest offering of Cumulus, version 4.0, which began shipping in July, features multi-platform capabilities, remote administration of the server from any client workstation, cross-platform royalty-free browsing, new file formats and scripts, as well as QuickTime 3 support.
Cascade has recently been demonstrating workflow and asset management solutions for media-independent publishing. With products that span traditional print, CD and Web-based publishing, Cascade supports the retail, corporate and commercial markets.
Cascade's MediaSphere is a multimedia archive system for digital assets that is at the heart of an integrated print, Web and e-commerce publishing solution.
DALiM's GALERiE 3.0 has added virtual folders that allow users to keep the familiar file and folder organization, even when files have been moved to off-line storage. Virtual folders can be set up just like OS folders or directories, but can also have fields and can be searched for in the database. Text is automatically extracted from media and knowledge assets, and can be searched using a conceptual search engine.