Extensis and zetcom Integrate Digital Asset Management with Collection Management Systems

Combined systems offer heritage and culture institutions efficient and comprehensive management solutions; The Courtauld Institute for Art shares case example in upcoming webcast

Extensis announced today it has teamed up with zetcom, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Collection Management Systems for museums, galleries and cultural heritage institutions. Extensis and zetcom bring together Digital Asset Management (DAM) with Collection Management Systems (CMS), offering the heritage and culture market efficient and comprehensive solutions to manage and preserve their collections.

As a demonstration of how the combined systems benefit institutions, Tom Bilson, Head of Digital Media at the Courtauld Institute for Art, will share how the organization uses DAM and CMS to preserve Digital Objects in an upcoming webcast on July 16, 2013 (details follow).

“Collections Management Systems are great at managing object information from a curatorial perspective, but only go so far when it comes to considering content as Digital Assets”, said Amanda Paull, VP of Marketing at Extensis. “Through our relationship with zetcom, organizations will be able to find, manage, convert, and re-use the digital assets associated with their collection objects.”

zetcom‘s suite of customers span the most prestigious institutions across the globe, including The Courtauld Institute for Art (UK), le Musée du Louvre (Paris), The State Museums of Berlin, Nationalmuseum (Stockholm) and The Wallace Collection (London).

Norbert Kanter, Director at zetcom states, “By combining Extensis’ Digital Asset Management System with zetcom’s Collection Management Systems, we are able to provide heritage and culture institutions with an efficient and comprehensive management solution.”

Today’s announcement further builds on Extensis’ focus on helping enterprises integrate DAM with other IT business systems to leverage the benefits of DAM across the organization. With an open API included in Extensis Portfolio Server Enterprise Edition, developers can create custom integrations for sharing assets and metadata with your Customer Relationship Management, Content Management, Collection Management, or other business systems.

Extensis has a prestigious list of global heritage and cultural customers who use Portfolio Server, which includes the Courtauld Institute for Art (UK), The National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), The American Museum of Natural History (New York), Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), The Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew), The National Trust for Scotland (Edinburgh), The National Museum of Ireland (Dublin), The Royal Albert Hall (London), The British Library (London), English Heritage (Swindon), and Teylers Museum (Haarlem).

To learn more about how Portfolio Server helps heritage and culture institutions increase efficiency see http://www.extensis.com/heritageandculture

  1. Title: Learn how the Courtauld Institute for Art uses DAM and CMS to preserve Digital Objects
  2. Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  3. Time: 2:00pm BST
  4. Presenters:
  5. ◾Tom Bilson, Head of Digital Media at the Courtauld Institute for Art
  6. ◾Norbert Kanter, Director at zetcom
  7. ◾Dirk Lock, Project Manager at zetcom
  8. ◾Richard Bamford, EMEA Business Director at Extensis

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