Widen’s Jake Athey on SaaS DAM

Widen Collective has posted an update of a brief but interesting article by Jake Athey discussing the benefits of Software as a Service (SaaS) DAM models. It mentions typical in-house-out-of house issues — build-or-by, outsourcing-challenging issues — like freeing up IT Staff to focus on governance to me, that means (ID and security management, and freed from maintaining hardware, data centers, storage, upgrades and patching.) It provides links to further articles on related topics, and some points on what to look for in a SaaS DAM vendor.


Taxonomy Licensing by Heather Hedden

Heather Hedden, of Accidental Taxonomist book and blog fame, published a new article on licensing taxonomies.  She discusses a surprising variety of unexpected issues you can face without a thoughtful, customized taxonomy and she provides resources where you can find open-source, or license, taxonomies and controlled vocabularies, including the Taxonomy Warehouse, and the University of Basel Library, the Basel Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications (BARTOC). .

There is also a multiple-choice survey, which results she will post.