Our photos team asked us to look into a Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for organizing our departmental photo repository…or at least that portion of it that we want the public to have access to. After looking at several proprietary and open source solutions we came upon ResourceSpace. As luck would have it, our colleagues over at the Foundation already use the product and were able to give us a preview.
We are currently in the process of putting an installation onto our servers to give it a more thorough run-through. One thing that I have found is that it appears to only be a back-end manager. If that winds up being the case we will have to build a front-end public view, that will wind up replacing the current Photos website that pulls from Flickr.
I have already talked to one other person on campus who was looking for their own DAM solution and asked about getting a test account set up. We will be happy to share our installation if another campus unit wants to review the software and share their experience with it.
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