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A DAM Alternative : Increasing Access To The Image Permanence Institute's Photograph Collection Using Adobe Bridge

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posted on 2021-05-22, 12:15 authored by Melissa C. Reamer
Implementing a digital asset management (DAM) system can be an expensive and complicated endeavor, especially for non-profit organizations with limited budgets and technical staff. This applied thesis project presents an alternative to tradition DAM systems by utilizing the browsing and searching capabilities of Adobe Photoshop Bridge. For this project, hundreds of photographs were digitized and assigned keywords. By applying descriptive keywords to the digital images and using a file naming structure that references the physical location of the original objects, the objects in the Image Permanence Institute's photograph collection become more accessible to researchers and staff. In addition to providing a workflow, this thesis provided information of digitization techniques and standards.

History

Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Arts

Program

  • Photographic Preservation and Collections Management

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • Thesis

Year

2009