A very serious Digital Asset Management solution for serious organizations

A very serious Digital Asset Management solution for serious organizations

Right image
Right time
Right place

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Lookatme™ is one of the world’s most advanced image and video management solutions. One of its strengths is managing the details that ensure digital assets are only used by the right people, at the right time, and in the right ways.

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You need more than a storehouse for your digital assets; you need an online solution that makes it practical and even enjoyable for your people to access the right digital assets, at the right time, in the right place. That’s the promise of Lookatme™.

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Lookatme™ liberates digital assets collections, empower teams to create more compelling and accurate visual narratives.

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Let’s take for example one single feature of Lookatme™ Digital Asset Management software, OAI-PMH, or the OAI Protocol.

The OAI Protocol is a ‘low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability’. It is widely used in library environments and is often incorporated into integrated library systems and personal bibliographic reference software for Museums and Libraries.

If you are in the market for a Digital Asset Management solution, OAI-PMH support may not be on your radar, however this may change, once you understand its role.

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The amazing thing about how the OAI-PMH works within the context of the Lookatme™ Digital Asset Management solution is how it empowers curators to quickly build and share ideas, bringing accurate narratives to life faster. Lookatme™ allows people to look at collections from a different perspective.

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What is the OAI Protocol?

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a protocol developed by the Open Archives Initiative. It is used to harvest (or collect) the metadata descriptions of the records in an archive so services can be built using metadata from many archives.

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Lookatme is recognised internationally for its application of the OAI Protocol, making it the solution of choice for many galleries, museums, libraries, and historical archives.

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Who uses the OAI Protocol?

The OAI Protocol has been adopted by more than three thousand libraries, institutional repositories, and digital archives around the world.

Commercial search engines have employed OAI-PMH to acquire resources. For example Google uses the OAI Protocol to harvest information from the National Library of Australia Digital Object Repository.

Lookatme™ uses the OAI Protocol to share specific assets and metadata from several libraries, to the National Library of Australia (NLA). The assets of Lookatme™ clients are then discoverable via a search at NLA.

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In additional to the risk mitigation features of Lookame™, OAI Protocol bring sunlight to collections that have never seen the light of day, or have been underutilised.

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How would I benefit from a DAM with OAI Protocol support?

One of the key reasons for employing a Digital Asset Management solution is to make sizeable digital asset libraries discoverable. A Digital Asset Management library that does not support the OAI Protocol may constrain your ability to share or aggregate data with your industry partners.

OAI Protocol support is just one of the countless features that differentiate Lookatme™ DAM solutions from many better known, but less capable brands.