September 21st, 2012 by Jim Kidwell
Photographers within educational organizations regularly deal with high-res photos—a whole bunch of them. When your job is photographing ceremonies, sporting events, students,faculty, staff, campuses, buildings, and more you will eventually end up with a large hoard of digital media to manage. That is why an efficient digital asset management system is an important part of any university photographer’s workflow.
That’s also why I attended the 2012 University Photographers’ Association of America Symposium to discuss digital asset management best practices along with real world examples from university photographers. The Symposium was hosted by the UPAA — an organization founded in 1961 by a small group of university photographers in the New England area. Since then their membership has grown to include photographers from across the United States, Canada, Australia and Israel.
If you weren’t able to attend the Symposium, I’ve published the presentation along with other useful resources for academic photographers: