Jason listed a series of helpful websites during his talk last Thursday night.
Here is some more detailed info:
- www.resourcespace.org – commissioned by Oxfam and used by the Royal Observatory Edinburgh to manage all their digital data. Free, fast, friendly, multi platform resource for the storage and management of all types of digital data/assets
- http://www.dpbestflow.org – Best practice in digital photography and workflow. Free. US Library of Congress initiative with the American Society of Media Photographers. Lots of useful explanations and clear definitions.
- http://www.xnview.com – Photo editor, viewer and manager. Free for private use. Run by Pierre Emmanuel Gougelet in Reims, France but available in English.
- thedambook.com – Digital Asset Management for photographers, “The DAM Book” This was devised by Peter Krogh In USA. World authority on DAM and workflow. Tutorials and workshops.
- http://www.photometadata.org – Clear explanations about metadata and its uses. Free. Initiative by the US Library of Congress and the US “stock” photographers organisation. Stock photographers contribute images to photo libraries and license their use for a fee. Anyone can do it but you have to manage large volumes of images and make sure your copyright is secured.
For me 1), 3) and 5) seemed the most useful at a first look.