Extensis Presents the Art of Digital Asset Management at Global Museum Events

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Showcases how institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge and The Courtauld Institute of Art use DAM to integrate with Collection Management Systems using Extensis Portfolio Server.

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Extensis® announced today it will present “The Art of Digital Asset Management (DAM)” at global museum events, starting next week at the Museums + Heritage Show in London. The line-up of events will continue throughout May and June, where Extensis will demonstrate how institutions in the heritage and culture sector can preserve, manage and share their collections with Portfolio Server™ 11.

As museums, galleries, and cultural heritage organizations continue to digitise their collections, there is a growing need for systems that can manage this content. Extensis will share how some of the most prestigious museums use DAM to not only manage their collection objects, but also how Portfolio Server 11 integrates with Collection Management Systems (CMS) using an open API to create an effective and comprehensive collection management solution.

Examples include:

  •     The Courtauld Institute of Art, who shared how they integrated Portfolio Server with zetcom’s CMS, MuseumPlus, in a Webcast.
  •     The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, who completed a successful integration between Portfolio Server their museum CMS, Adlib Information Systems, using Portfolio Server’s Application Programming Interface (API).
  •     The National Trust for Scotland, who also recently shared how they used DAM to conserve and promote the nation’s cultural heritage in a Webcast.

Upcoming Events Where You Can Find Extensis

May 14-15, 2014
London, UK
Museums + Heritage Show
Extensis will be sponsoring the Collections Management Theatre and providing a workshop on linking DAM with CMS

May 18-21, 2014
Seattle, USA
American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference

June 25-26 2014
London, UK

About Extensis Digital Asset Management Solution: Portfolio Server
Portfolio Server is a DAM system that helps organisations find, manage, and convert the digital assets associated with their collection objects. The system is quick to setup, easy to use, and includes an open API which allows customers to integrate DAM with other business systems, such as Collection Management Systems.

Collection Management Systems work well for managing object information from a curatorial perspective but may not provide tools specifically designed for managing digital asset content. Digital Asset Management Systems help museums, galleries, and cultural heritage organizations manage digital assets such as photographs of collection objects. By combining DAMS with CMS, institutions can provide an efficient and comprehensive collection information solution.

Extensis has a prestigious list of global heritage and cultural customers who use Portfolio Server, which includes the Courtauld Institute for Art (UK), The National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), The American Museum of Natural History (New York), Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), The Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew), The National Trust for Scotland (Edinburgh), The National Museum of Ireland (Dublin), The Royal Albert Hall (London), The British Library (London), English Heritage (Swindon), and Teylers Museum (Haarlem).

To learn more about how Portfolio Server helps heritage and culture institutions increase efficiency see http://www.extensis.com/heritageandculture.

About Extensis
Celebrating 20 years in business, Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com.

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