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Digital Asset Management

2nd Edition

By David Austerberry


352 pages

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The second edition focuses on the media and entertainment sector (M&E), with more information relevant to encompass broadcasters migration to file-based production. New technology and new products are also included and there is more detail on systems integration and product examples, plus extra case studies.

New content includes:

- Storage management where several products have been designed for the special needs of the media business.

- XML and web services.

- New case studies.


"Austerberry does a remarkable job of showing the way forward to the largest potential users of such systems, while still making it very clear how education and training will move during the next decade or so…all in twenty well written, well illustrated and well indexed chapters…the book is certainly not one that will sit unread on your shelf." - British Journal of Educational Technology

The book is highly recommended for both beginners and more advanced readers, alrhough perhaps not for engineers who are involved in digital asset management on a daily basis. The book is up-to-date, informative, relevant, comprehensive and accurate.-European Broadcasting Union, January 2007

Table of Contents

Document and content management
Media asset management
The case for digital asset management
Asset formats
The system components
Asset Catalogue & Indexing
Search Engines
Content Description standards
Application server
User Interface
Disk storage
Mass storage
Storage Management
Digital rights management (DRM)
Deploying DAM
System Integration
DAM Products
Applications (case studies)
Appendix A: Glossary

About the Author

Editor, World Edition of Broadcast Engineering magazine, and Director of Informed Sauce, a media consultancy and training provider based in London, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies