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Digital Asset Management: Theory & Practice

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is the first webinar in a series exploring topics related to Digital Preservation.

In this webinar, Milo Thiesen will present digital asset management (DAM) best practices. They will review the differences between a DAM system and a digital preservation system. The webinar will include an overview of the DAM Maturity Model and OAIS information packages, as well as the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0. The second half of the webinar will include demos of open source tools that can be used outside of a given system such as BagIt, hashdeep, DROID, Exiftool, MediaInfo, tree, Siegfried, and ClamAV.

Milo Thiesen (they, them) is currently serving as the Media Asset Manager in the Archives and Records Management department at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. With over ten years of experience in media management, Milo has worked on five different digital asset management systems for cultural heritage and educational institutions including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Most recently, Milo co-authored a piece with Alexandra Nichols, Conservator, Time-based media at Tate titled “A Cross-Departmental Collaboration to Improve Digital Storage at The Metropolitan Museum of Art” which is forthcoming in the American Institute of Conservation’s (AIC) Electronic Media Review.

Register here.

Special thanks to CUNY-Graduate Center’s Stephen Klein and New York University’s David Millman for their assistance developing this series.

Join us for the remainder of our digital preservation workshops: 

  • Introduction to Disk Imaging on Wednesday, May 12th at 4:00pm
  • Clippy is Dead, Long Live Clippy: Emulation as a Strategy on Tuesday, May 25th at 4:00pm
  • Supporting Research Reproducibility on Tuesday, June 1st at 4:00pm


May 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm