Understanding metadata needs when migrating DAMS

Ayla Stein, Santi Thompson

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This study identifies and explores metadata needs associated with migrating to a new Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). Drawing upon results from a 2014 survey, titled "Identifying Motivations for DAMS Migration: A Survey," this paper analyzes survey questions related to metadata, interoperability, and digital preservation. Results indicate three distinct metadata needs for future system development, including support for multiple or all metadata schema, metadata reuse, and digital object identifiers. While some of these needs resemble long-standing conversations in the professional literature, others offer new areas for system development moving forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-128
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
StatePublished - 2015
Event15th 2015 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DCMI 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Sep 1 2015Sep 4 2015


  • Digital asset management systems
  • Metadata
  • system migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software


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