Texas Digital Library Conference System, TCDL 2012

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Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) Working Group @ UT: Pooling Efforts to Find Solutions
Liz Gushee, Melanie Cofield

Last modified: 2012-04-16


Many, if not all, collecting repositories face challenges managing their digital materials. The scale of this content, and the complexity of issues surrounding the preservation and long-term access to these materials, often stretches the human and monetary resources available to a single repository. Under these circumstances, several units at The University of Texas at Austin have come together to leverage shared efforts and resources and to achieve common goals.

With the Harry Ransom Center serving as project lead, the Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) Working Group is a collaboration between the Briscoe Center for American History, the Tarlton Law Library, the Visual Resources Collection at the School of Architecture and the Ransom Center to identify, test and ultimately recommend a DAMS as a tool to facilitate the management of digital materials across campus units.

Our poster theme fits within the suggested conference topic of collaboration among cross-campus entities. The goal of our poster is to provide readers with a solid understanding of our collaborative work, including: the scope of the project; the nature of participating units and their digital materials; how the work is being accomplished; realised and desired project outcomes; and the rewards and challenges of working together.


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