Collections > Master's Papers > School of Information and Library Science > "The Mess is There": Digital Asset Management System Use in Non-Academic Archival Repositories

A survey of non-academic archival repositories revealed that a majority of respondents are using digital asset management systems (DAMS) to manage digitized material. However, considering the barriers to DAMS use and the complexity of managing digitized content, DAMS is not a comprehensive solution for managing records, nor is there a clear replacement for DAMS. Lack of institutional support is identified as a main impediment to digital asset management and DAMS implementation, pointing to the importance of advocacy for digital asset management.