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Likelihood to Recommend

CONTENTdm

CONTENTdm is well-suited for smaller organizations as a simple solution to present a digital collection on the web. If your need is complex and requires digital preservation as part of the workflow, it may not be the best solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

I think the Widen Collective is well suited for businesses of any size. It can be used for photos or documents, and since the metadata fields can easily be customized to fit your business, it's extremely flexible to fit your needs. I think Widen Collective is less appropriate where the business does not have a lot of images or documents quite yet - that scenario would be putting the cart before the horse - it would be hard to set up the correct metadata fields before you know how you'll be searching for them in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CONTENTdm

  • Constant URLs
  • User interface is good
  • Run by OCLC, not likely to disappear
Lori Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Fantastic customer support
  • Great on-boarding and migration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CONTENTdm

  • As a digital asset management system, one would expect the capability of managing preservation, which CONTENTdm lacks.
  • Lack of batch updating and other advanced metadata management capabilities.
  • The usage statistics does not work, and the company is not planning to fix it, at least based the interaction with tech support staff. Customers were referred to use Google Analytics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Sharing - I wish there was a way to have a Dropbox-like feature where you could store a set of images momentarily and share the image set via url. Currently, you can only send image sets through email. If someone you're sharing the images with would like to also share the images, they have to figure that out on their own.
  • Reminders - there could be automatic reminders that you could set if images were uploaded with metadata - something on the home page where it says "reminder: add metadata to 35 images" or just quick alerts to keep everything up to date.
  • Uploading/converter - I wish there was a quick converter for uploading large images - for example, if a huge eps image is uploaded, it could suggest to convert it to a high resolution jpg, saving space in the DAM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CONTENTdm

We selected CONTENTdm because it had a good reputation, was used by many institutions, provided a good product, and supplied feedback and monthly reports.We are wondering about DPLA and if that will be the next evolution or platform.
Lori Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

Cumulus didn't offer the flexibility or price point our organization needed. We would need to pay almost double the amount to Cumulus to get the same feature set of Widen out of the box.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CONTENTdm

  • It helped us to get started with our digital collections projects at a relatively low cost.
  • As our needs grew, it became apparent that we needed something more powerful, and that provides better workflows and better statistics and is able to handle the whole life cycle of digitation projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Widen Collective saves a lot of time for our employees as users can access the DAM on their own, which definitely has a positive impact on ROI
  • The positive impact of the Collective is greater than the cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CONTENTdm

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Widen Collective

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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