Universities, museums, national archives, sports clubs and bodies of various types have collections of images or video libraries that document the organization's activities and represent its historical memory. Some multimedia content needs to be modernized by converting from analog formats (such as tapes or slides) to digital formats. Digital asset management for museums, universities and historical archives collects all multimedia resources, which could have been 'born digital' or could have been modernized. In these scenarios, the digital archive represents a single definitive catalog to show what the organization owns.
Museums and art galleries find in digital asset management an efficient solution to manage and enhance digital assets. The trend of virtual exhibitions is increasing, therefore images and videos are increasingly a crucial asset for the museum.
It is a question not only of managing the contents that represent the physical artworks, but also of organizing the files relating to the promotion of events, exhibitions and works. Innovation for museums also passes through the adoption of a digital asset management system. MomaPIX DAM software gives an extra gear to the cultural centers that want to involve users in an experience that accompanies them from their home computer or smartphone by proposing contents of the digital archive through newsletters, up to lead them to the physical location of the exhibition.
Digital asset management for historical archives plays an important cultural role. Foundations, companies and banks promote **projects to enhance photographic funds or photographic archives, based on the DAM software. Without a digital archive, in fact, images and videos that document the various aspects of a country's history would be lost. It is necessary to convert slides and videos from analog to digital formats, in order to make them accessible online to all stakeholders.
MomaPIX DAM software provides several features to enhance historical archives:
Universities that invest in a digital asset management solution make their digital content available to users (students, teachers, public bodies, researchers) to improve services and communication. The materials are heterogeneous: photos and videos of the graduation sessions, teaching materials, texts for scientific publications, images for institutional communication.
The creation of confidential online archives increases the development of collaborative activities with other institutions. Photos, videos and documents are archived and sorted in virtual collections, which represent the original sources that are physically distant and difficult to access or little known.