Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 1-16-2014

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This paper examines two Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) to determine their suitability to provide access to digital photographic surrogates from a library’s archival photographic collection. The two DAMS examined are OCLC’s CONTENTdm (CDM) and Innovative Interfaces Inc.’s (III) Content Pro (CP). While both have been widely adopted, a literature review reveals that very little has been written about CP compared to CDM. Both use metadata schemes that are interoperable, reusable, and extensible and it is determined that both CDM and CP’s DAMS’ attributes recommend them. However, further work is needed to select one over the other. This includes consulting with institutions who have adopted each for further information, evaluating costs, and consulting with in-house technical services support.