With the increased ownership and usage of mobile phones with cameras, images have become the new data. Almost as common as text based metadata, visual imagery are potentially valuable digital assets.

This interesting information was found on Campus Technology in their article, “Digital Visual Asset Management Beyond the Library.” The prevalence and frequency of visual images also makes you wonder about the security of those assets. It’s not merely the location of image collections or who “owns” them that can put the future of these assets in question. A lack of an asset management strategy could eventually render them inaccessible.

Digital asset management systems are not limited to the library any longer. Any network or organization has valuable images that should be secured.

Melody K. Smith

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