Maintenance Tasks

This article from Widen’s Blog, How Often Should a DAM Admin… starts to give you an idea of the tasks related to keeping the DAM machine humming along.  It is by no means comprehensive, but it addresses a few good areas such as:

  • How often should I update the system dashboard?
  • How often should I review the user list?
  • How often should I archive assets?

It also includes triggers and tasks, which are nifty details.

Some other things that should go on a regular task list, not included and not limited to:

  • Auditing security and permissions
  • Reviewing and testing backups
  • (and documenting these for Sarbanes Oxley)
  • Reviewing usage logs to tune user experience, and look for errors and exceptions.
  • Reviewing tagging and taxonomy.

What a Lede!

Facts:

The uncomfortable truth about DAM is it takes a lot of effort, it costs more money than anticipated, it needs more resources than planned, and needs more pre-DAM strategy and effort to make it all work.

 brings the Big Picture and the hard truths about Digital Asset Management in a pleasantly rich article fo those of you setting out on your DAM journey.  Required reading.