Extensis Presents the Art of Digital Asset Management at Heritage & Culture Events across the Globe

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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 the Extensis Portfolio Server 11 open API

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By combining DAMS with CMS, institutions can provide an efficient and comprehensive collection information solution.

Extensis announced today it will present “The Art of Digital Asset Management (DAM)” at heritage and culture events across the globe, starting next week at the Museums Associations Annual Conference & Exhibition in Liverpool, UK. The line-up of events will continue throughout 2014, 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 organisations 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 recently shared how they integrated Portfolio Server with zetcom’s CMS, MuseumPlus, in a Webcast.
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, who will be presenting alongside Extensis and Adlib at the Digital Strategies in Heritage Conference in Rotterdam.
  • 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

November 11-12, 2013
Liverpool, UK
Museums Association Conference
In addition to exhibiting at the event, Extensis will host a workshop along with Tom Bilson of the Courtauld Institute of Art titled “Developing comprehensive collection management solutions.”

November 14, 2013
London, UK
Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography Conference

November 20-23, 2013
Montreal, Canada
Museum Computer Network

November 20-22, 2013
Cologne, Germany

November 27, 2013
London, UK
Digital Asset Management for Museums Conference

December 2-3, 2013
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Digital Strategies in Heritage Conference

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

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 organisations 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).

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 extensis.com

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