University Web Developers

University Web Developers

What are people liking for a DAM solution these days? We're looking for something we can let loose for our entire internal staff and faculty population for use on their webpages and in print publication design requests etc.

Needs are:

web-based/ hosted

multiple permission levels

multiple file formats - video, images, vector

light boxes

good support and implementation help

Nice to haves are:

face tagging

social sharing integration

an editing module for some cropping etc.

works with other printing workflow solutions (xerox)

Any recommendations of good services/products to explore- and conversely, any to steer clear of in our search?

Thanks all!

Tags: DAM, asset, digital, extensis, image, management, photo, portfolio, server, sharing, More…software, solution, spitfire

Views: 942

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I'd also be interested in any resources/reviews other members share as we are looking for a solution for our growing (and unwieldy) photography collections.  Thanks all!

We're looking at replacing our DAM server and are going to a cloud-based service.  We're looking at Widen.  The pricing seems reasonable for what you get.  We're hoping we can also store video in addition to photo, docs, etc.

Interesting. Yes, I've just started investigating them. They do look good.

Check out http://www.webdamsolutions.com/ They have alot of the items you listed above and works exclusively with higher education.  They also have an impressive client list.

awesome- thanks!

Hi,

I'd like to share my work experience with one of these DAM software.

The software is ResourceSpace. It's free and open source. If you want to read a review about RS there is a great review published in Linux Pro Magazine.

I've been using this DAM software in our project (Cultural Heritage) for 5 months and we manage and organize more than 4000 digital items including image, video, audio, and document (PDF, PowerPoint, Word, etc) with ResourceSpace.

I installed and configured ResourceSpace on one our Virtual Machines in VMware ESXi  server. But if you want to know how much resources you need, the VM specification is: Ubuntu Server 11.10 + (Apache, PHP, MySQL), 4G RAM, 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon. It's really really light-weight web-based application. The search is also unbelievable! Fast and perfect.

It worked for us and helped a lot to manage and organize our digital assets. One of the good things about ResourceSpace is automatic EXIF/IPTC/XMP header import and export. It also supports PBCore and Dublin Core metadata which is really important for us to collect Cultural Heritage digital resources.

Easy to install and config by few clicks. Just few things to do before installation which is not that hard.

The only weakness (compare to other open-source software) is the community for support. There is just ResourceSpace Google Group and it's not that bad but it would be good to have a forum.

You can also contact them to get support or other services. Montala

I hope it was helpful. :)

Sure was- thanks, Maziyar!

I also started using ResourceSpace, based on a recommendation from here. There's a lot to like. I just activated the cropping tool, which took only a few minutes and turned out to be great. The thing I'm struggling most with is tagging. It's just not configurable enough--too many clicks & too much scrolling.

Cathy,

We had the some problem with the excessive amount of clicks, so we developed a plugin that allows you to tag images from the search page without any page reloads. You can download it here to try it out https://github.com/aaronmaturen/rs_inline_keywords/downloads .

Our photographers rave about how much easier it is to tag resources now. If you install it, let me know how it works out for you. Feel free to contact me if you need help installing it or have any suggestions.

-Aaron

Is there anything to it other than uploading and activating? I'm getting an error:

hooks/search.php line 19: Undefined offset: 0

This is a bug that got introduced when I added the feature to select which fields you want to be able to edit... You have to go into the options for the plugins and select which fields you want to be able to add. keep in mind, that all of them are going to display as text boxes. 

Team Center > Manage Plugins > inline_keywords ... options > 

then choose them from the select box (ctrl on windows, cmd on mac to select multiple) 

Awesome, working now, thanks

RSS

Elsewhere

Latest Activity

Julie Fradette left a comment for Dan Bashaw
"Hello Dan, Thank you for the plugin suggestions! I will be testing them out in the days to come. After everything I've read, I now feel confident that Wordpress will be a good choice for us. :-)"
1 hour ago
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Learn how you can create an online magazine in OU Campus in today's blog post! "
yesterday
Dan Bashaw left a comment for Julie Fradette
"Hi Julie, I use a plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/) to set up simple page redirects. Using it at our root site to link to a deep page or an external page gives a 'short-ish' URL. brescia.uwo.ca/give/ is an example that…"
yesterday
Julie Fradette left a comment for Dan Bashaw
"Me neither :-) But when I tried to send you a message, it notified me that I could only message you if we're friends. I was curious about your experience with Wordpress as a CMS for your University website? We're a small University as well…"
yesterday
Dan Bashaw replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Hi Julie, My experience has been very positive. We are now running several WordPress multisites, and if I could encapsulate the results it would be: Much improved editing experience for departmental users compared to other CMS. Much reduced…"
yesterday
Julie Fradette replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Cara, your links have been extremely useful. We're seriously considering migrating to Wordpress over the summer. We've used TYPO3 since 2009, which is another open-source CMS. I appreciate all the comments posted so far, but I wonder what…"
yesterday
Dan Bashaw left a comment for Julie Fradette
"Hi Julie -- I had no idea we could friend people here! :)"
Wednesday
Mark Mazelin replied to Mark Mazelin's discussion Website Translation Services
"Thanks Dan--this is helpful. As we evaluate options, I'll let you know if we'd like to pursue the SocialChine route. --Mark"
Tuesday
Dan Bashaw replied to Mark Mazelin's discussion Website Translation Services
"Given a relatively small volume of pages, it is probably best to handle this manually, ensuring that your workflow triggers a translation when the English version of the page changes. With this approach you can use either local translators, or…"
Tuesday
Profile IconBen L., John Nathan Parker and Jeffrey Green joined University Web Developers
Feb 27
Mark Mazelin posted a discussion

Website Translation Services

I've been tasked with getting some of our website translated into Spanish and Chinese. We had some pages translated into Spanish several years ago, but since multi-lingual was not part of our workflow, the content on those pages quickly became out-of-date and were just recently removed from the site.Do any of you have pages translated to other languages? Do you use a 3rd-party service to do it, or someone on campus with those skills? Or an automated service like Google translate?For those of…See More
Feb 27
Michelle L. Monti replied to Michelle L. Monti's discussion Questioning the Value of College Holiday Videos
"Thanks for responding, Erik! I agree and like your point about it being a different kind of piece without a call to action. Those projects have their place, but is sometimes hard to justify carving out the time for them."
Feb 27
Erik Hagen replied to Michelle L. Monti's discussion Questioning the Value of College Holiday Videos
"We did one in 2012 and 2013, but not 2014. We initially got caught up in the buzz because everyone was doing them, and it seemed like a fun idea. But this last cycle we were so busy with other projects we couldn't justify carving out the time.…"
Feb 27
Erik Hagen posted a discussion

Dynamically adding text to a PDF

We're looking for a service or tool that will let employees create their own business card and have a press-ready PDF sent to our print shop. Ideally the employee would type in their info into a form, and that text would be dropped into a predefined PDF template. I know this falls under the "web to print" industry, but I haven't found any workable services yet. Thanks!See More
Feb 27
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Otero Junior College has gone live with their new responsive website. Design by our partner Donoughe Design. Great work!! www.ojc.edu "
Feb 25
Nursalim Hadi posted a discussion

Web Developer - College of Business - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

WEB DEVELOPER Information Technology College of Business University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSearch ExtendedThe College of Business seeks a Web Developer responsible for the College's web design. The primary focus for this full-time, non-tenured academic professional position will be to leverage available web technologies and services (including a Web CMS), extensive technical skill, and strong independent judgment and decision making skills to architect and implement web sites that…See More
Feb 25
Nursalim Hadi is now a member of University Web Developers
Feb 24
Amber Klaus is now a member of University Web Developers
Feb 21
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Looking forward to working with our newest customer Merced College. Welcome to the OmniUpdate family!"
Feb 20
Kevin Hanselman posted a discussion

Webmaster at The Sage Colleges

The Webmaster manages and maintains all aspects of The Sage Colleges’ website, www.sage.edu, as well as Sage’s online presence and e-communications, in order to provide a successful online interaction for our audiences with Sage and to support key enrollment and advancement goals. This full-time administrative position reports to the Senior Director of…See More
Feb 20

UWEBD has been in existence for more than 10 years and is the very best email discussion list on the Internet, in any industry, on any topic

About

© 2015   Created by Mark Greenfield.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service