Here is a list of the DAM resources that I listed in my Createasphere Presentation in Universal City (Los Angeles), CA, on March 2, 2011: Dont Make me Think – Steve Krug Mental Models – Indi Young Designing Interfaces – Jennifer Tidwell Building Enterprise Taxonomies – Daren L. Stewart The Accidental Taxonomist – Heather Hedden Metadata Solutions: Using Metamodels – Adrienne Tannenbaum
When I was working as an archives assistant (traditional collections processing), I had the pleasure of training under an archivist that I still admire greatly today. She understood the reality that you can’t keep everything and you certainly can’t process everything according to some unrealistic standard. In the archives profession this philosophy can be seen as the “More Product, Less Process” approach created by M. Greene and D. Meissner in 2005. Their article on the topic states unapologetically that “processing is not keeping up with acquisitions, and has not been for decades…”. This realization sparked many debates in the archival community as it was both revolutionary and challenged everything that had come before, with good reason. No longer was it acceptable to keep and process everything, things had to change. Let’s take Greene and Meissners message and apply it to the digital realm. Working in the digital realm requires the… Read More »
I recently conducted a DAM Panel at my place of work and participated in another panel the same day for the DAM NY Meetup Group. I can’t imagine a better way to present and discuss a topic. The audience does not have to suffer through a painful PowerPoint deck and I think the audience takes so much more away from the experience. Panels are such a great way to introduce a topic as well as allowing experts to do what they do best, which is talk freely about their expertise. Therefore, I thought some of you might be interested in reading my moderator transcript and to possibly help inspire you to create a your own panel event. The questions I proposed were general as a means to stir conversation and to introduce the practice of DAM. The participants included: Henrik de Gyor, Chad Beer and Tony Gill. I would like… Read More »
I recently attended and participated in Createasphere, great conference. The panel format was a big WIN!. Panels are so much more informative than the usual “death by deck” that gets dolled out at these events. At the end of the day I took so much more away from each talk, as it was “experts” often times speaking “off-the-cuff” and answering questions from the audience. This was the first truly “interactive” conference I have ever attended. The speakers seemed more approachable, because the audience got to see them “expose” themselves on stage, whether that was “digging-a-hole” or showing how truly passionate they are about the topic of DAM. The conference overall was one of the best “professional” conferences I have ever been to. However, we all drink the same Kool-aid (a more in-depth discussion about this drinking problem coming in a future post). The conference was incestuous. Mostly all attendees were… Read More »
Metadata and Taxonomies are my thing. I spend an awful lot of time drinking coffee and having existential dilemmas on how to categorize what the hell I do for a living.