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Forum 2: Digital Asset Management Systems for the Cultural Heritage Sector

Held in the context of the AIIM Conference@DMS Expo on January 21st in Essen, the second Forum concentrated on the question of how cultural and scientific heritage organisations could enhance their mission-related activities by using a new breed of technologies called Digital Asset Management Systems.
With participating experts covering the complete spectrum from systems creators and integrators to end users of digital asset management systems, DigiCULT was provided with a unique look into the current commercial models and approaches in unlocking the value of digital assets and its transfer potential for the cultural heritage sector.
For example, one of the participants, Guy Hellier from DAMS vendor Artesia, UK, stated "... as our private enterprise customers have gone through digital asset management projects, I have been struck by the intense awareness of cultural preservation within the commercial enterprises that the users and the business sponsors for those projects have had as part of the justification for the project. So I am very interested to see what from the commercial sector can carry over into the cultural heritage institutions."

Participants

Franca Garzotto

Politecnico di Milano (Dipartmento di Elettronica e Infromazione), Italy

Guy Hellier

Artesia, UK

Graham Higley

The Natural History Museum, UK

Yannis Ioannidis

University of Athens, Greece

Norbert Kanter

Zetcom AG, Germany

John Leedham

The Wildscreen Trust, UK

Michael Moon

Gistics Inc, USA (Moderator)

Stephan Schneider

Tecmath AG, Germany

James Stevenson

The Victoria and Albert Museum, UK

Friso Visser

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting, NL

Richard Wright

BBC Information & Archives, UK

Mirko Zimmer

Arvato Systems Bertelsmann, Germany