A Quick DAM Quiz – Do You Know These Terms?Posted on November 15, 2013 No comments yet
Digital asset management is a vast field and has its own jargon. Test your DAM smarts with a few terms that are commonly used in the industry.
You can calculate your score at the end of the quiz. If you’re stumped about what a term means, simply scroll down for the answers.
- Brand asset management
- Digital Content Management
- Data Migration
- Derivative Files
Here’s what your score means:
I know all these terms – DAM runs in your blood. Keep being awesome.
I got 7-9 of them right – You’re on fire! Your near-perfect score tells us you must be creating or using DAM services already.
I’m pretty sure about 4-6 of them – Almost there. You can try using a DAM service and reading up on it, if you aren’t already.
They all seem familiar, but I’m not sure – Don’t worry. If you’re just starting out, keep following our blog and we’ll tell you what DAM services are and how they’re insanely useful. You’ll be a pro in no time.
- Brand Asset Management – It deals with DAM services and systems that solely cater to managing brand and marketing assets.
- DRM – DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It refers to technology and practices that are in place to prevent illegal use of digital assets.
- Metadata – Data about data. They’re usually the short informative descriptions that you give to assets.
- Digital Content Management – Almost the same as DAM. Only differs in that it is specifically about media content and not general digital assets. Used to prevent confusion.
- KeyWording – Assigning keywords to assets as metadata to help catalogue them.
- Digitisation – Conversion of physical assets to digital assets.
- SaaS – Stands for Software as a Service. SaaS products are applications that work on a subscription model. For example, Show On The Cloud is a SaaS product.
- Data Migration – Moving data from systems or databases that are currently in use to a new system.
- Ingestion – It basically refers to uploading your assets or feeding them into a DAM system.
- Derivative files – Any assets that are derived from your original asset like smaller or lower quality images.
All these terms have been taken from the DAM glossary. They have a much more extensive and detailed list that you’ll love if you’re a DAM enthusiast. If you’re really into it, you can even contribute terms they’ve missed out on.
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