DAMMY Awards

Dammy Awards, elegantworkflow.com, dave ginsberg, consulting, cloud migration, digital asset management, workflow design, technology updates, Open Stack, user centric solutions, interviews, industry leaders, best practices, editing, DAM, MAM, SAN, NAS, SAAS, PAAS, technology solutionsFor those of you with DAMs in operation or involved with a technology company, you might be interested in entering your work for a DAMMY.

Below is a press release with more information:

Now in their fourth year, the DAMMYs are recognized as the most prestigious awards in the field of Digital Asset Management, honoring the people and organizations whose creativity and innovation made a positive impact in the previous 12 months.

DAMMY categories include:

DAMMY of the Year

Recognizing an outstanding individual that has positively impacted the success and growth of the digital asset industry and community.

Best Storage, Archive and/or Preservation Solution

Recognizing the most innovative solution for storage, archive, and/or preservation, which could include software, hardware, a specific project, or services.

Best Strategy or Solution for Digital and Media Asset Management during the Acquisition of Content

Recognizing streamlined and innovative workflow at the content acquisition or creation stage. Submissions can include content providers, software, hardware, or consultants.

Best Example of Asset and Media Repurposing

Recognizing a company, organization or technology that has demonstrated profitability with multi-use of assets and media to increase or create an additional revenue stream or product.

Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface

Recognizing a company, organization or technology that has created ease of use for end users in a DAM System interface reflecting an intuitive user experience.

Past winners across the categories have included ADAM Software; Hallmark Cards; UPS; Showtime Networks; and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. DAMMY of the year winners have included Steve Cronan of 5th Kind; Jason Bright of Media Beacon; and Thomas Schleu of Canto Software.

The entry submission period closes August 30 and the DAMMY Awards will be presented on October 8, 2013, at a gala luncheon ceremony held during Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel. Reservations for the luncheon can be made at https://www.etouches.com/dammyawards2013 beginning April 22nd. The luncheon is included with full DAM Conference registration available now at https://www.etouches.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=58749&.

This year’s judges include:

      • Fran Alexander, Information Architect, BCA Research. From 2009 to 2013, Alexander worked for the BBC’s Information and Archives division as Taxonomy Manager, using metadata and taxonomies to support search, browse and content management.
      • Lisa McIntyre, GSD&M. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Library and Information Science, McIntyre has filled various roles at GSD&M. Positions as an Information Professional and an Account Executive have uniquely prepared her to help lead the company’s charge into the DAM arena.
      • David Riecks, ControlledVocabulary.com. Riecks founded ControlledVocabulary.com as a resource to help others learn how best to build controlled vocabulary lists, thesauri, and keyword hierarchies for describing images in databases. Riecks was named “Pioneer of Digital Preservation” by the Library of Congress for his work in photo metadata standards.

For more information about the DAMMYs and complete submission guidelines please visit http://createasphere.com/event/t5/dammy-awards or call Createasphere at 818.842.6611.