Media Libraries are feature-rich digital asset management systems that combine the simplicity of image libraries with the ability to easily handle a breadth of media types. DAM features include robust metadata and search, user roles and permissions, secure file sharing, outside portals, anytime-anywhere mobile access and advanced reporting. And like Flight by Canto, some also use search mechanisms like Smart Albums that let you flip between different media types with the touch of button.
What Kind of Media Are In Media Libraries?
Media libraries contain rich digital media, such as images, presentations, sales collateral, video files, sound files etc. They are sufficiently large enough to require basic indexing and search, which ordinarily requires metadata attached to the rich media assets.
Special DAM Features
Keyword Search and Filtering
Filter search results by file type, keywords, categories, and countless metadata fields you determine.
Approval Process Control
Manage your digital assets easier with workflow approvals, access permissions, and expiration dates.
Secure File Sharing
Rest easy knowing you can share images and photos securely using secure web portals and download links.
Make your digital assets available to outside parties through customized access portals for branded viewing of important assets.
Anytime, Anywhere Access
Access your digital assets through desktops, tablets or mobile, so you can view assets in-office, out-of-office or on-the-go.
Usage Reporting & Analytics
Run reports based on file downloads, sharing history, user activity and image usage.
What is Metadata?
DAM adds metadata tagging and search capabilities to traditional file management schemas. Metadata is information about a file – this can be digital rights management information, standard metadata schemas used for digital image tagging, geospatial information, approval stage levels and/or any custom information your organization can imagine.
The Power of Enterprise Search
A chief feature of digital asset management is the ability to search a collection of images via their attached metadata, and restrict the results based on that metadata. Whether searching by subject, digital rights information or customized workflow fields, DAM offers search capabilities that will help deliver the images from your library that your personnel need, when they need them.