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Practical digital asset management and the university library

Joint, Nicholas (2009) Practical digital asset management and the university library. Library Review, 58 (2). pp. 89-96. ISSN 0024-2535

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    Abstract

    Purpose of this paper: To examine the assertion that, because library-managed institutional repositories (IRs) have successfully created specific collections of self-archived textual papers produced by researchers in Higher Education organisations, the entire digital content of a university’s network space can be managed by libraries as successfully as the contents of an IR. The system for achieving this is called a ‘digital asset management’ system (DAMs). Design/methodology/approach: A review of some recent writing on this topic combined with observations from library and information management practice.Findings: That ‘digital asset management’ systems are in reality very under-developed. Libraries cannot implement ready-made ‘DAMs’ for universities in the same way that they can implement a library management system (LMS). However, they are well placed to use their institutional repository and general information management expertise to improve the digital asset management practices of universities and should gradually start to promote better practice in this area. Research limitations/Implications: Further investigation into the concept of DAMs is necessary to see how software innovations can push the idea forward.Practical implications: Given that DAMs are underdeveloped relative to their potential, practitioners should adopt a gradualist and incremental approach to the implementation of digital asset management ideas. What is original/of value in the paper? This paper tries to present the concepts of digital asset management against a background of everyday library and information practice.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 29582
    Keywords: digital asset management, digital libraries, digital storage, content management, Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources, Library and Information Sciences
    Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
    Department: Professional Services > Information Services
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      Depositing user: Pure Administrator
      Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 09:48
      Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 07:57
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/29582

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