Final report

Media Asset Management — Discovery Project

White Papers Written For Project

Current Digital Media Management Processes and Groups/Resources

In alphabetical order.

Process: Digital Image Management

  • Alumni Magazine
  • Art History Department
  • Curricular Computing
  • Hood Museum
  • Library (DCIS)
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Special Collections

Process: Digital Video Management

  • Curricular Computing
  • Film/Television Studies
  • Humanities Resources
  • Jones Media Library
  • Media Production Group

Requested Features, Prioritized

  • Ease of use (publish and view).
  • Wide range of distribution (campus only to worldwide).
  • Public and private channels (restricted to groups and unrestricted).
  • Support for multiple streaming and download file standards (live and recorded).
  • Capture and maintain metadata.
  • Low cost, robust, and well-supported.

Enhancements and Service Model, Ranked

In order of priority, with costs for year one, one or more staff.

Phase 1 — Low Resource Requirements

  • Establish and coordinate digital media collaborative (20-40 hours).
  • Define digital media architecture publishing standards (20-40 hours).
  • Provide desktop support for publishing and player realms (60-100 hours).
  • Prototype and evaluate top solutions (20-40 hours).

Phase 2 — High Resource Requirements

  • Support infrastructure system enhancements (80-160 hours, $2,000-20,000).
  • Participate in open-source distribution and aggregation initiatives — optional (80-160 hours).
  • Develop business plan for professional digital media publishing (20-40 hours).

Obstacles to Success

  • Lack of defined standards support at Dartmouth.
  • Lack of strategic plan for digital media assets.

1/6/06 (JC)

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