DAM Guide – DAM, a tool for centralizing resources in the public sector
Do you work for a public-sector entity? For now, maybe you’re not using multimedia software, but are you realizing that such software could be very useful? Now that you know what digital asset management (DAM) is, you’re probably also thinking that it’s the best solution for your public institution.
Ephoto Dam’s specialists will explain why centralizing resources in multimedia software for public-sector entities is the best solution for your organization and all of your teams!
Managing copyrights in a photo library
One of your biggest problems, whether or not you already have a photo library, is managing copyrights. Indeed, as you know, certain photos can be used, and even modified, without obtaining permission from anyone: these are images not under copyright. However, there are also photos that cannot be used freely: in that case, you must give credit to the creator and such photos cannot be used in all situations. It’s a real puzzle for public-sector entities, who sometimes need to use visuals while in a time crunch, but who, of course, want to follow the law.
Don’t worry: with DAM software, managing copyrights will no longer be an issue. Indeed, once the visuals are added to the DAM software, they will be automatically connected with the appropriate copyright provisions. That way, whenever your teams search through the photo library, they can choose to only see photos not under copyright. Of course, they will also be able to view photos that are under copyright if they choose.
Learn more about managing copyrights in a photo library.
Which should I choose: a database or DAM software?
Are you trying to decide between DAM software and an ordinary database to centralize your digital resources? You realize that digital asset management is more intuitive to use and also much more powerful. However, you’re worried that it’ll be too expensive for your public-sector entity. Don’t worry: given its many features, the time it will save you, and the efficiency you’ll gain, DAM software will prove to be more economical in the long term.
Indeed, when deciding between a database and DAM software, you have to take into account all of the characteristics of each. Otherwise, you might quickly regret your choice!
Do you need help making the right choice as you decide between a database and DAM software to manage your digital resources? Learn more on our page dedicated to this topic! We’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of both tools so that you have everything you need to choose wisely!
Learn more about using DAM in public institutions with Ephoto Dam!
Perhaps you still have some questions about DAM. Indeed, you may be wondering if this multimedia software is actually better adapted to the needs of companies: as a public-sector entity, you may be thinking that you don’t really need DAM. On the contrary: if you find yourself asking these questions, that means that the solution you’re currently using isn’t meeting your needs. It’s probably not comprehensive enough to cover the needs of your teams.
What’s more, you may not know this, but we’ve adapted a version of our multimedia software to meet the specific needs of public-sector entities. Indeed, we know that their needs are not the same as those of companies. If you choose to integrate Ephoto Dam into the daily work of your teams, you can rest assured that they will be using DAM software, or photo library software, designed for them. And that makes all the difference!
Furthermore, many public-sector entities have put their trust in Ephoto Dam for years: La Poste Group, France’s Grand Est region, Adoma, a water agency, France.tv, APF France handicap, the CNFPT, the Seine-Saint-Denis and Hauts de Seine departmental councils, and many municipal governments, including those of Calais, Asnière-sur-Seine, Montrouge, and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, not to mention inter-municipal agencies like those of Grand Dole, Niort, and Tours Plus.
Want to learn more about using DAM software in the public sector? Do you want us to present to you our multimedia software with all its features adapted for the public sector? Whatever questions you may have, don’t hesitate to contact the Ephoto Dam team: we will be happy to answer all of your questions. Call us at +33 (0)5 86 16 06 66 or use the contact form on our website!
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