This class will introduce participants to the basics of digital asset management systems (DAMS) for digital collections. DAMS will be defined, and criteria for choosing a DAMS will be outlined and discussed. Related systems, such as content management systems, will also be briefly covered, to clarify differences between DAMS and other systems. The session will include general overview case studies of DAMS in library and archival settings, so participants can learn from real life examples of digital asset management. Participants will gain skills for navigating the varied options for facilitating online access to their digital collections. Participants will also gain the knowledge needed to establish their own criteria or requirements for selecting a DAMS for their institution.
Instructor: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is a Program Leader at LYRASIS. She coordinates LYRASIS Learning and teaches classes on preservation, digitization, and other topics related to cultural heritage institutions. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. Previously, she was an IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at Yale University, where her primary focus was writing a disaster plan for the library’s high density storage facility. Her background in library and archives preservation provides a strong basis for assisting LYRASIS members with their preservation and digitization projects. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.
Instructor: Madeline Sheldon
As an information professional, Madeline Sheldon enjoys collaborating with institutions who continuously cultivate relationships with their constituents, and who remain committed to providing trustworthy, freely accessible digital resources to their patrons. She enthusiastically welcomes questions about ArchivesSpace, Islandora, and/or CollectionSpace, and looks forward to discussing how the platforms will benefit institutions as they work to collect, arrange, describe, and make findable collections in their repositories. Her past involvement with academic, public, and government cultural heritage organizations included projects focused on digitization, digital asset management, web archiving, archival processing projects, and marketing/outreach. Madeline graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information, specializing in library science and preservation, and she also holds a B.A. in English from Southern Methodist University.