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CONTENTdm is a DAM for libraries, from OCLC headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/XT/pP/URZD1RJS06OM.PNGGood for nowWe upload collection level records to the platform with a link back to our finding aid and inventory for inclusion in OCLC database.,Constant URLs User interface is good Run by OCLC, not likely to disappear,We use it for getting our collections to the public but also we use it simply as a bridge back to our own database, the rate we pay for the amount of minimum data is quite a bit. Since we do not use it as a digital preservation system I wish the there were lower rates for the type of use we need.,9,We are content with the service supplied We just wish the cost was lower, since we do not use all of the features,Easy to use, relatively inexpensive digital management systemCONTENTdm is being used by the university library, especially by the Special Collections and University Archives department, to manage the library's digital collections.,Relatively easy to use for staff to manage collections, without complex workflows. The end-user interface is friendly, a user can easily navigate around the image with zooming, panning, etc. There is a built-in video player, which is nice. The product is relatively inexpensive. It is easy to implement and maintain.,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.,5,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.,
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Score 6.2 out of 101
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November 15, 2016

CONTENTdm Review: "Good for now"

Score 9 out of 10
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We upload collection level records to the platform with a link back to our finding aid and inventory for inclusion in OCLC database.
  • Constant URLs
  • User interface is good
  • Run by OCLC, not likely to disappear
  • We use it for getting our collections to the public but also we use it simply as a bridge back to our own database, the rate we pay for the amount of minimum data is quite a bit. Since we do not use it as a digital preservation system I wish the there were lower rates for the type of use we need.
Good if one does not have a lot of IT support such as our smaller university.
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November 14, 2016

CONTENTdm Review: "Easy to use, relatively inexpensive digital management system"

Score 5 out of 10
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CONTENTdm is being used by the university library, especially by the Special Collections and University Archives department, to manage the library's digital collections.
  • Relatively easy to use for staff to manage collections, without complex workflows.
  • The end-user interface is friendly, a user can easily navigate around the image with zooming, panning, etc. There is a built-in video player, which is nice.
  • The product is relatively inexpensive.
  • It is easy to implement and maintain.
  • 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.
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.
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CONTENTdm is a DAM for libraries, from OCLC headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

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