The DPP has published the latest in its series of Design for Tomorrow reports, this time looking at the key success factors for the design of future facing content collections and repositories.
The report draws on the insight of around 50 subject matter experts and investigates processes from digitisation and ingest to metadata management, and from preservation planning to retrieval and exploitation.
Libraries and Archives: Managing Media Inventory identifies six key success factors for achieving the resilience and responsiveness that the DPP says is now required of a modern media company.
Within those factors is specific guidance on subjects such as:
- Approaches for understanding and maximising the value of content
- Flexible and efficient methods for managing metadata
- How connected lakes of content can make the archive accessible
- Means for mitigating risks, and maintaining content integrity
- The importance of agility in managing even the most static of archives
“No longer is an archive just somewhere that content goes at the end of its journey” said DPP CTO and author of the report, Rowan de Pomerai, “Instead it is now an integral part of the supply chain. We call our media files ‘assets’ because they have intrinsic value, and whether through protecting our culture or enabling the next big streaming service, unlocking that value is more important than ever before.”
The full report is available to DPP members on the organisation’s website.