As digital assets continue to grow, a significant percentage of those assets are videos. All too often, users have a hard time finding the content they need and in the proper format. Searching for an asset efficiently and with the assurance that you have the most recent version, can be a challenge. What is the solution? How can an organization make sure that employees and others can access the video content they need, in the right format, and in the right version? How do you turn a library of digital or tape files into a manageable, searchable, easily usable archive? Streaming Media brought this information to us in their article, “Video Asset Management Systems: How to Choose the Right One.”

Video asset management systems generally fall under three terms: digital asset management (DAM), media asset management (MAM), and production asset management (PAM). All the systems do similar things with little caveats that distinguish each. It all comes down to organization and access.

We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.