DAM Glossary is a resource containing definitions relating to Digital Asset Management and related fields. It covers a range of different subjects including metadata, hardware, interoperability, asset manipulation.

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The DAM Glossary is operated by Digital Asset Management News. The original edition was donated to DAM News by consultants, Daydream in February 2013. The DAM glossary is collaboratively maintained by DAM News contributors and a group of subject experts. If you wish to become a contributor, please contact us.


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