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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

10 Museums, 12 Months, 1 DAM system: Adventures in centralized systems at Balboa Park


Digital asset management (DAM) can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming for a cultural institution to implement, yet DAM has become a central process to everyday workflows within cultural organizations. For ten small and mid-sized museums in San Diego’s Balboa Park, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative undertook a project to deploy a Digital Asset Management System within the space of twelve months. This case study will outline the process and steps to analyze needs, choose an application vendor, and implement the system, with special focus on the opportunities and challenges of providing centralized solutions to institutions with localized or parallel interests.


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Howard Goldstein is the principle of HR Goldstein Consulting, Digital Imaging Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in digital imaging workflows and information architecture. He was previously a principle consultant at Center for Digital Imaging, Inc. Howard has over 20 years’ expertise in...
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Perian Sully is the Project Manager for Digital Asset Management and Online Access at Balboa Park Online Collaborative. Prior to working at BPOC, Ms. Sully served as the Collections Information Manager and Web Programs Strategist at the Magnes in Berkeley, and was instrumental in creating the...