Advancing Findability in Metadata

Since the new year, I have been working with Spencer Harris of Cyangate and Emily Kolvitz of Bynder to co-chair the Digital Asset Management Business Ontology Community Group, which is part of the Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The mission of the Digital Asset Management Business Ontology Community Group is to propose, discuss, create and maintain extensions to related to the Digital Asset Management Industry.

We have been given the opportunity to host a discovery session for our group’s work at Henry Stewart Events DAM NY on Friday May 4, 2018. The session is entitled ‘Advancing Findability: Using Standards-based asset metadata on the World Wide Web’ and will be part of the DAM Clinic track starting at 9AM.

To spark our our discovery process, us co-chairs will facilitate a freewheeling 45 minute discussion to learn what already exists for publishing from DAM systems and gauge interest in the idea of publishing assets along with select metadata based on standards such as vocabularies. Your participation will help our group formulate recommendations to the W3C to improve findability of digital assets on major search engines.

If you are interested in joining our community, you can sign up here–look for the get involved link. Also please fill out this survey to aid our logistics/planning.

DAM NY is on May 3-4, 2018. We have been provided a discount code W3C100, which will give you $100 off your registration fee. If you register before March 30, you will save an additional $100. You can see the full agenda here. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can make it in NYC!

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