Digital Asset Management: Beyond Images, Beyond Art

Shyam Oberoi, Canada

ABSTRACT: This presentation will explore the challenges and possibilities of extending digital asset management systems beyond their typical use in many museums currently: storage of images of works of art.  Using the Met as an example, we will discuss content and metadata strategies for archiving the different types of digital media produced by cultural institutions, including audio guides, digitized print publications and non-object photography (for example, educational, merchandizing, and advertising).