Podcast of our most recent Atlanta DAM Meetup

Here we talk at length about innovation in Digital Asset Management and reflect on the challenges of the Atlanta job market. You can listen to the podcast here.


If you are interested, join us for future Atlanta DAM Meetups! This is not a vendor forum, so please do not show up hoping to give a sales pitch. It will not be well received.

Next steps

In my current capacity as Digital Asset Archivist for GSU I have reached a point where I have refined my workflow to where I am no longer filling my days as effectively as when I was implementing a new digital asset management (DAM) system. After 3 years at GSU I have decided it is time to start exploring my options as I continue my professional development. With my supervisor’s blessing I am now making myself available to those institutions and companies that might have need of a librarian with my particular skill-set. In particular I am seeking opportunities in DAM and/or visual resources. Should anyone reading this be aware of any positions with needs in this field please let me know!

The Ever Evolving Duties of a Librarian

At this point in time I am proud to say that the Digital Asset Library which is a Piction, DAM system installation is fully realized as it was envisioned in our RFP. Now we are reviewing the assets we house to refine metadata and improve the overall search-ability of the system.


Now that this system is in place I have been tasked with 2 additional projects. The first is to revamp our division’s website. It is a confusing mess of menus that divorces policy and guidelines from the services we provide. My job is to partner with one of our web gurus, Monaco Jones, and make this become less of pile of unconnected menus and information silos and more of an interactive experience that helps the potential client determine which of our services would best suit their PR and Communications needs. This will be accomplished by guiding them through our policies and criteria for service before they get to our service applications.

The second duty I have been tasked with is refining our in-house server’s storage structure and asset archival practices. This coupled with the website rebuild has made me expand these two projects into an overall review of workflow, distribution and storage policies. We pay for a lot of disparate systems to accomplish the myriad services we provide. Charge-back systems, DAM systems, and all of these amount to a fair amount of time and energy spent navigating between them. So I am currently drafting a full time/cost analysis to help guide future decisions and to trim the fat off of our daily processes.

More to come as these projects evolve.

Training for the Piction Digital Asset Library at GSU

We have come very far in the implementation of GSU’s new digital asset management system (DAM). Thus far I have been through my first GA State RFP process. I have migrated 14,000+ assets from a legacy database into the new DAM. All the while learning how to identify glitches, errors, and desired customizations for a new system. As the Digital Assets Archivist and project manager, I have worked collaboratively with IT professionals, network gurus, designers, photographers, purchasing and administration to bring this project to fruition. This has been the single largest undertaking of my professional life since graduating with my MLIS in 2010.

My most recent milestone has been creating my first training tutorial using Prezi. Please check it out here. I welcome any feedback from those experienced in information literacy or library instruction.