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Digital Asset Management

Digital Media Asset Management in Drupal

Store and process all your media assets centrally to share across multiple websites.

Organisations with a large amount of media assets (Images, videos, PDFs etc) need a way of storing and processing these centrally to share across multiple websites.

PreviousNext has built DAMs for a number of clients, each customised to work with the specific requirements of the organisation.

Features of a DAM include:

  • Support for large file uploads including direct uploads to cloud storage
  • Rich metadata, categorisation, and tagging of assets
  • Publishing and sharing workflows by role
  • Integration with 3rd party video encoding and distribution networks such as Brightcove and Ooyala.

A simple workflow for managing video assets is:

  • Content editor uploads raw video to cloud storage
  • DAM is notified and queues video to be transcoded in multiple formats
  • DAM content editors add custom metadata, including categories, tags, author information etc.
  • Metadata about transcoded video assets is sent to the DAM and updated
  • Transcoded assets are sent to the Video delivery network

For individual sites:

  • A site is subscribed to a topic for updates
  • A new video asset is created and the site is notified
  • The site receives the metadata for the video assets including a number of sizes, formats etc. including URLs for the videos on the Video Distribution Network
  • The site displays an embedded video player which allows for most optimal formats, sizes, etc.

In addition, the site can make use of a search web service, with the ability to do faceted search from within the admin section of the site, allowing it to pull in specific videos when needed.

Before you spend tens of thousands of dollars on a hosted Digital Asset Management service for your Drupal site, we’d recommend you start by looking at what you can do with existing Drupal modules and cutting edge cloud services.

Please contact the PreviousNext team if you'd like to find out more about this solution.

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