Extensis Presents the Art of Preserving Digital Objects at Global Museum Events

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Company showcases how institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge and The Courtauld Institute of Art use Digital Asset Management (DAM) to integrate with Collection Management Systems using Extensis Portfolio

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As museums, galleries, and cultural heritage organizations continue to digitize their collections, there is a growing need for systems that can manage this content.

Extensis® announced today it will present “The Art of Preserving Digital Objects” at global museum events, starting this week at the Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2014 in Wales. The line-up of events will continue throughout October and November, where Extensis will demonstrate how institutions in the heritage and culture sector can preserve, manage and share their collections with Extensis Portfolio™.

As museums, galleries, and cultural heritage organizations continue to digitize 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 integrates with Collection Management Systems (CMS) using an open Application Programming Interface (API) to create an effective and comprehensive collection management solution.

Examples include:

  •     The Courtauld Institute of Art, who shared how they integrated Portfolio with zetcom’s CMS, MuseumPlus, in a Webcast.
  •     The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, who completed a successful integration between Portfolio their museum CMS, Adlib Information Systems, using Portfolio’s 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

October 9-10, 2014
Wales, UK
Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2014
Extensis will exhibit at the event, in addition to co-presenting with Visit Wales on Friday, October 10. The workshop, titled: “Visit Wales and digital asset management”, will demonstrate how DAM is used at Visit Wales to find, manage and convert its digital assets.

November 6-8, 2014
Leipzig, Germany
MUTEC 2014
In addition to exhibiting at the event, Extensis will present “The Art of Preserving Digital Objects” on Thursday, November 6. Attendees will learn more about integrating DAM with CMS for comprehensive collection information solutions.

November 17, 2014
Newcastle, UK
Going Digital Conference
Presented by Collections Trust, Extensis will exhibit at this one day event designed for those responsible for developing, managing and sharing museum collections with the public.

November 19-22, 2014
Dallas, TX
Museum Computer Network Conference
To close out the year, Extensis will exhibit at MCN, showcasing how museums around the world are benefiting from digital asset management solutions.

About Extensis Digital Asset Management Solution: Portfolio
Extensis Portfolio is a DAM system that helps organizations 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, 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 helps heritage and culture institutions increase efficiency, see http://www.extensis.com/heritageandculture

About Extensis
Celebrating more than two decades 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 and desktop products include: Extensis Portfolio™ for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, and Suitcase Fusion® for single-user font management. 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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