Open Source DAM

From: Jonathan Calloway 
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Does anyone have a favorite Digital Asset Management solution that they have had good experience with?

Thanks!

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=============================================================== From: Dan Eveland ------------------------------------------------------ Resource Space is very nice. Very fast and flexible. http://www.resourcespace.org/ Of course Drupal can be quite a good DAM in some cases.

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks Dan. I read about Resource Space, and it looks promising. I was hoping someone out there was using it and had some good experiences with it!

=============================================================== From: Dan Eveland ------------------------------------------------------ I actually installed it for a few clients back when I was in the printing industry. I used Media Beacon, TeleScope and Resource Space. Resource Space was by far preferred by users for its interface, and the fact it uses current technologies and is VASTLY superior in performance. TeleScope is a very old system based on very old WebObjects code and the main developer is a truly dishonest person (North Plains) and Media Beacon is so layered with various "modular" systems that by the time you are done setting up a system it's so sluggish it's almost unusable in my opinion. Both of those are maybe a quarter million $ to start with a 20-30% service contract you have to have otherwise you are screwed. Resource Space, Open Source, performed rings around both commercial products. It's uploader to ingest assets is awesome. No separate ancient Windows exe or Mac app to struggle with. I actually contributed some code (very little) and the primary people doing development are very easy to work with. I think you will be happy with it. Good luck.

=============================================================== From: Dan Eveland ------------------------------------------------------ One last dig on Telescope, when I complained to the terribly dishonest primary developer that it did not work on a new version of the browser, the answer was always "Why did you upgrade? You can only upgrade to browser versions we certify!" Keep in mind this is a BROWSER-based app, and the "certification" generally took 6-12 months. Resource space runs in just about any modern browser because it's a real web app. One last open source DAM is Omeka. It's generally used by universities and libraries, but it's good. It has Dublin Core baked-in from the beginning. It also has very good exhibit building tools to show off assets well.

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