I am proud to say I have officially been here a year. I have assisted in laying the groundwork for a new Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. I assisted our consultants at Optimity Advisors in interviewing our stakeholders and developing a new taxonomy. I have organized and staged over 11 TB of content in preparation for this new system. I have been assisting in reviewing DAM vendors to the end of identifying the best system for our business case. I have had a thorough education in the Consumer Product Goods business space. I have cultivated relationships throughout the CPG business to engender good governance for digital assets. I am looking forward to the next steps in my career and am excited for new challenges!
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!
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.
I have created a Prezi to help my colleagues understand where I am at and what my thoughts for the future are concerning Digital Assets Management for University Relations and Creative Services at Georgia State University. We are in the early stage of consulting with clients and content creators as we move forward with this implementation process. I think my personal challenge is to foment a cohesive vision for this system with my colleagues. It has been a great lesson in patience and persistence. I am hoping this presentation will help get everyone on the same page.
So this post marks the end of my time in the Visual Resources Center. Thus the nature of my project records will now be undergoing some change as I transition to the Reference Department. Already, I am excited to join a few committees. I will be helping on the collection development committee and the eLearning committee, to name a few.
I am currently seeking a professional librarian position in an academic library. If you have position that you think I would be a good fit for, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.