Digital asset management with ResourceSpace
On the DAM
Organize all your digital collections from a single user interface.
As your document collection grows, it becomes more and more difficult to find what you are looking for – doubly so for photo and video media, for which full-text searching is impossible. As big as this headache can be for individuals, however, it is far worse for organizations. For businesses of any size, as well as open source project teams, Digital Asset Management (DAM) problems can get out of control if the right tools aren't available.
Fortunately, the right tools are out there. ResourceSpace , a BSD-licensed application originally created for the global charity Oxfam International , does for photos, video, and other digital documents what a distributed version control system does for source code. A ResourceSpace installation maintains a central digital collection of assets accessible to users and teams anywhere around the globe – with an emphasis on user-friendly searching, speed, and as little administrative work as possible.
Oxfam is a UK-based confederation of 13 humanitarian non-profit organizations; it has permanent offices in six cities on three continents and participates in campaigns, advocacy, and emergency relief all over the world. Logistically, its needs could scarcely be more complicated. The different offices need to collaborate on campaigns, share photos from different sources, and maintain a massive collective of existing resources.
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Great digital asset management toolWe've been using Resourcespace for about 2 years now.
We looked at off-the-shelf alternatives and bespoke options and this won hands down. It was a way to demonstrate proof of demand that a DAM tool is a vital asset and not have to embark on a $20,000+ project to find out.
We have 6,000 images stored and we're hoping to expand that to 10,000 plus other assets.
Great work Dan.
I have been using it for over a year, and liking itThe big plus for me is its nice interface and fast search results. And the fact that I can access my collection of assets from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The feature to easily see other similar assets by using the keywords is also very helpful.
I also like the fact that you can use FTP to upload files to a folder and import them that way - this overcomes the file size limits imposed by hosting companies, and also helps when you have lots of images.
Great software, thanks to the developer(s)
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