iBase Digital Asset Management Blog

Management and public interfaces for DAM systems

22nd June 2015

The interface for public users of your digital image / video / audio library, while looking attractive and being very easy to use, might not be suitable or efficient for the tasks of uploading and editing content or generally managing the system.

For example, the interface of the site below has been carefully designed for public users, but certainly isn’t the sort of thing that uploaders, editors and system managers would need for their day to day work.

Management and public interfaces for DAM systems

So, what can be done about it?

The best solution is to have a separate ‘management’ interface which is available only to internal users, for example those who are uploading and editing content, system managers and so on.

The management interface will of course be connected to the same database and digital assets as the public site, but with some key differences, including –

  • Designed primarily for internal users as a straightforward tool with no need for heavy design or styling.
  • All meta-data fields available – you probably won’t want the public site to display all of them.
  • Access to all assets i.e. including those that you don’t want on the public site.
  • Upload page and associated features.
  • Meta-data editing features, including batch edit with global find / replace / append etc…
  • Archiving and deletion options.
  • All meta-data fields included on the field search page.
  • Managing the hierarchical keyword structure, where used.
  • Adding / removing items to / from collections.
  • Administration features including managing users’ accounts; running reports; configuration of fuzzy search and search suggestions; managing e-commerce features; and much much more.

For more information about how iBase help to make things easy for system managers please get in get in touch with us at sales@ibase.com or +44 (0)1943 603636. We look forward to hearing from you.

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