Digital Archiving Resources

The D.A.M. Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers, 2nd Ed.

Title

The D.A.M. Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers, 2nd Ed.

Subject

Personal archives

Description

Since its first-edition printing in 2003, The DAM Book has become one of the standard references for photographers trying to build and protect their digital archives. In this revised edition, Krogh takes a holistic approach, outlining what he refers to as the “Digital photography ecosystem.” After explaining the theoretical aspects of developing a sound digital asset management plan, Krogh tackles the practical issues of non-destructive image editing, understanding and using metadata, the benefits of controlled vocabularies, consistent file naming, choosing the right hardware and software platforms, analyzing cataloging strategies, and finally devising a comprehensive back-up system.

This “ecosystem” also addresses best practices in regard to the challenge of data migration and staying technologically current. The challenge, Krogh argues, is that with rapid changes in technology and the short lifecycle of media, the photographer must develop a system that will allow for longevity and expansion. The techniques in this book provide a system that is flexible, scalable over time, and adaptable to new technology when properly adhered to.

Creator

Krogh, Peter

Publisher

O'Reilly Media

Date

2009

Contributor

Robert Clarke

Type

Book

Identifier

ISBN 978-0596523572

Bibliographic Citation

Krogh, Peter. The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers. 2nd ed. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2009. Print.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Krogh, Peter, “The D.A.M. Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers, 2nd Ed.,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 19, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/273.