I would also recommend Omeka. It's easy to manipulate and learn, and uses
Dublin Core fields for metadata.
On Nov 14, 2017 6:46 PM, "Kyle Banerjee" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I agree that it really depends on what is needed. For example, how many
> images are there, what kind of capabilities do you need (e.g. metadata
> fields, searching, batch processing, workflows)?
> If your needs are simple enough, there's no particular reason why you
> couldn't just use the regular filesystem, edit the metadata in the image
> properties, and using search built right into your computer to locate
> images. If that directory is synced with a cloud system such as Dropbox,
> Google Drive, OneDrive, specially configured S3 bucket, etc, you can even
> have versioning built right in. But if there's any sophistication to your
> workflow and metadata, you'll probably want something that's a bit more
> If your needs are lightweight, I'd steer away from anything requiring a
> server. Aside from being a situation of using a chain saw to cut butter and
> a general PITA, migrating your materials out might turn out to be a real
> pain later.
> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 2:51 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > That description takes in a lot of territory, so the answer, as usual, is
> > “it depends”. Mostly, it depends on the nature of the metadata. If your
> > objects are all TIFFs, you can place metadata in their files using EXIF
> > EXIF extensions. While elegant, it is not likely to be sufficient in most
> > cases.
> > I work mostly with Islandora, and as much as I would like you to join the
> > club, it is likely overkill for your needs.
> > At the other end of the spectrum, you could put everything in a database,
> > which would work, but I guess would be underkill, as you would have to
> > build forms and reporting on your own.
> > I think that a lightweight DAMS like Omeka might be a good fit.
> > Thanks,
> > Cary
> > > On Nov 13, 2017, at 6:27 AM, Kari R Smith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > > I'm looking for solutions (can be open or paid for) for a group of
> > people to share, add to, and add metadata to digital images. Not Flikr
> > but also not a full on asset management system, ideally.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
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