Digital asset management glossary w


Wide Area Network

A private network that connects geographically separated locations.


The Microsoft Windows standard format for digital audio files.

Web based

When a media asset management or online library system is said to be web based, it means the programs, assets and databases are stored centrally with none on the user's computer. It also means that the system is always accessed through a browser - whether for administration, uploading and editing, general searching etc…


The Microsoft Windows compression technology and format for digital video files.


Regulating the flow of a digital asset from origination through to its intended purpose. Workflow techniques include the prevention of moving to the next stage or status of a process until an authorised person has 'signed off' the current status, and the use of metadata fields for which the entry of data is mandatory.