Digital asset management systems today have no problem storing and managing just about any digital file that exists. That is great; however, it is not very useful if users are unable to find their assets.
The main reason for installing a DAM is to manage assets so that they can be found, used and reused. Simply dumping all of your files into a big heap, single collection or single folder, no matter how safe and secure, defeats the purpose of having a DAM.
The thoughtful application of a metadata model that is tailored to your needs is key in any successful DAM implementation, big or small.
This document presents the key factors and best practices that should be considered and utilized when developing a metadata model for a Telescope Enterprise DAM implementation.