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Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos by Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley

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CHAPTER 8

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Finding Assets

Chapter Goal: Outlines how search works, and describes the relationship between a search and metadata.

Basic Metadata and Search Strategies

When you construct a digital asset management (DAM) system, the inevitability of hours spent poring over metadata modeling and search strategies may loom over new digital asset managers. If, however, those new to the field can learn to enjoy and even look forward to this task, they can expect a long and rewarding career working with DAMs. The findability of assets speaks to the ultimate usefulness of a DAM for designers, marketers, and legal staff.

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