Extensis announces SPECTRUM DAM Partnership at Museums + Heritage Show

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Extensis becomes first DAM Partner in scheme leading the way with support and guidance for the museum and cultural heritage sector in DAM integration.

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Extensis is proud to be the first DAM vendor in joining the SPECTRUM DAM Partner scheme and committed to integrating DAMs with a wide variety of different CMS vendors.

Extensis today announced at the Museums + Heritage Show that is was proud to be the first DAM provider to join the SPECTRUM DAM Partner Scheme. The Collections Trust’s SPECTRUM DAM Partnership offers confidence to museums in the procurement of software and enhanced credibility to vendors in their association with a trusted, industry-wide standard.

The creation, management, publication and preservation of digital assets have become core functions to cultural organisations. Digital output, whether born-digital or digitised from analogue sources, forms an increasingly significant proportion of the heritage of future generations.

The Collections Trust believes that in order to be sustainable the management of digital heritage content must be brought into the same professional context as the management of tangible physical collections and the information and knowledge assets which connect them.

Launched in November 2013, the SPECTRUM DAM Partner Scheme supports SPECTRUM DAM: the best practice guide to integrating Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) into existing Collections Management Systems (CMS) based on, or compatible with the SPECTRUM Standard.

Extensis, developer of the DAM solution Portfolio Server has installations of Portfolio in a wide number of heritage organisations including the Courtauld Institute in London and the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge.

Richard Bamford, Extensis’ EMEA Business Director states, “Extensis is proud to be the first DAM vendor in joining the SPECTRUM DAM Partner scheme and committed to integrating DAMs with a wide variety of different CMS vendors by making use of the Portfolio API and so ensuring that metadata never has to be re-keyed into multiple systems.”

Nick Poole, Chief Executive Officer of the Collections Trust agrees: “Working in partnership with Extensis, the Collections Trust aims to support museums in understanding the importance of integrating DAM into their Collections Management practice.”

About Extensis Digital Asset Management Solution: Portfolio Server 11

With the explosion of digital media assets over the past decade, companies across the globe are facing an increasing issue with how to keep them organised, accessible and everyone using the right versions. Inefficiencies are growing, with companies losing countless hours to trying to locate files. Portfolio Server 11 improves efficiency by ensuring users have immediate access to the correct files in the desired format in a central location. It is the only digital asset management solution that is affordable, simple to use, can be setup within a day, and provides everything organisations need to get started right out of the box. As a standards-based platform that works with other systems and existing workflows, Portfolio Server 11 provides a single place to for teams to locate important files with consistent metadata information using a web browser or Mac and Windows desktop applications. Portfolio Server is ideal for anyone with large collections of images, videos, and marketing collateral.

To explore more about how Portfolio Server 11 can help your team increase efficiency see http://www.extensis.com/digital-asset-management/.

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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Collections Trust is the professional association for people working with collections and technology in museums, galleries and archives. Based at the Natural History Museum in central London, Collections Trust works with a network of over 20,000 worldwide museums and cultural heritage organisations. For further information visit http://www.collectionslink.org.uk.

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