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Perhaps the most intriguing finding I took away from this years’ Digital Asset Symposium (DAS) is the concept of DNA storage for “infinite” data archives, discussed in the show’s first session. DAS 2019 was held June 5th at the Museum of Modern Art in New…

Stock photography encompasses ready-to-use imagery such as photos, illustrations, graphics, icons, etc. that can be licensed to use for any number of purposes. Common creative business use includes marketing and advertising, blogs and newsletters, business presentations, training and web design. Stock images are available through…

The proliferation of digital content in business settings has turned many people into unlikely data managers, looking for the best way to organize assets such as images, graphics, videos and documents. Without the assistance of a librarian or professional digital asset manager, the less technical…

I attended the 2018 AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) Digital Asset Symposium, referred to as DAS, on June 6th at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. LAC Group’s PRO-TEK Vaults was one of the sponsors. This annual spring event is well-attended by…

LAC Group recently partnered with DAM technology company Bynder to present a webinar on successful DAM (digital asset management) implementations and how to avoid the most common pitfalls along the way.

Digital assets are digital files that result from a creative process. It could be the work of someone like a graphic designer, engineer, architect, writer, software developer, thought leader, artist, photographer, musician or subject matter expert. Digital assets are the building blocks of content. While…

I was invited recently to participate in a webinar to discuss the inner workings of the 24x7 media archive management and digital research LAC Group provides for a major broadcast news and entertainment company. We support the client’s news and information cycle that includes daily…

For nearly seven years, LAC Group librarians have been embedded onsite at a major news organization. We have been managing the media libraries operations in both the New York and Washington D.C. locations as part of the organization’s commitment to digital workflow in their news…

When the U.S. Copyright Office was created in 1897 as a department of the Library of Congress, the idea of rights protection for ‘things’ would have been as unimaginable as the internet. Yet here we are, not much more than a century later, living in a…

Much of the focus on “big data” is devoted to transactions or machine-to-machine data. Unstructured data like documents, images, audio, video and social media streams are generally given lower priority, even though the majority of business data today is unstructured and multiplying rapidly. The Metadata Management Problem…

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