Is Bad Metadata Ruining Your DAM? Learn the Rules of Elegant Metadata Design
Metadata can make or break any system, but it’s even more critical for digital asset management (DAM) systems (which are often light on textual assets) to have good, robust metadata that supports business needs. Too little metadata and search is powerless, asset administration is near impossible, and users complain that the system is useless. But […]
Don’t Be Overwhelmed by DAM Migration, Be Prepared! (Oct 4-25 4-part Training)
I recently polled my DAM consultant friends with this question: what’s the one thing you wish people knew before they started a DAM implementation project to improve their outcomes? There was a clear trend in the answers: migrating assets and metadata is hard and it will take longer and more resources than you think. Whether […]
Join Dovecot at the 2nd Annual Canada DAM Symposium
Dovecot is excited to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Canada DAM Symposium, hosted by the Toronto Metropolitan University this June 30 from 12:30-3:00pm. This Canadian community-building and networking peer to peer (virtual) event will consist of “anchor” showcase presentations by accomplished Canadian DAM Professionals. Interspersed with these presentations will be pre-recorded video cameos […]
New Taxonomy Book, with a Chapter on Search by Dovecot’s Michele Ann Jenkins
Right in the middle of all the craziness that was 2020, Helen Lippell reached out to me about writing a chapter for the taxonomy book she would be editing. I was excited to hear that she was looking for practical, accessible guidance and real-world examples. I was also eager for a distracting project that I […]
OHCHR Launches a New Taxonomy-powered Website
Dovecot is pleased to announce that, after an enormous technical and editorial effort, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has launched their new, taxonomy-powered website.
Roundtable Series on the Business Value of Knowledge Organization Systems
Dovecot is partnering with Synaptica, Straits Knowledge, and Factor to host a 3-part Roundtable Series on how to establish and sustain the business value of KOS on March 10, April 28 and May 26, 2022.
DIY Text Analysis for Taxonomists
Text analysis and processing can be useful for a number of common taxonomy development tasks including text mining for candidate terms and search log analysis. There are many simple DIY approaches that can do a lot of heavy lifting and provide useful results using tools you already have on hand.
Taxonomy Boot Camp 2021 Roundup on Knowledge Cast
We’ve put away the virtual conference chairs after the close of another successful digital edition of Taxonomy Boot Camp & KMWorld 2021. While I am looking forward to being in person again next year (knock on wood), I did enjoy the immediacy of the chat-based Q&A during sessions and the online networking that the online […]
DAM Capability Model – The 2021 Update is Here!
Dovecot is proud to sponsor the DAM Capability Model (DCM), which is developed by the Center for Advanced Studies in Digital Asset Management (CASDAM). Download your free copy here!
Join me at Taxonomy Boot Camp 2021! (Nov 15-17)
I look forward to November every year. Taxonomy Boot Camp has been a yearly pilgrimage for me since starting my journey in this fascinating art/science.