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Digital Asset Management Industry Business Ontology Community Group

Group closed 2023-12-11

The mission of Digital Asset Management Business Ontology Community Group is to propose, discuss, create and maintain extensions to related to the Digital Asset Management Industry.

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June Quarterly Community Group Call

Hello Everyone! The June quarterly call will be held on June 5 at 10AM Americas Eastern Daylight Time, which is 4PM Central Europe Summer Time. Thank you to everyone who responded to the user community survey. It helped us narrow our timezone options.

Please use this call bridge:

DAM NY 2018 Roundtable

Our roundtable was very successful in creating awareness for our community group. In addition to the 3 co-chairs we had 8 participants for software companies and end users.

Report Out

We have two primary takeaways:

  1. We found that while everyone was engaged for the 70 minute session, there was a great deal time devoted to learning curves around and its applications in the Digital Asset Management space.
  2. We need to make our group’s work sector and discipline independent–keeping the focus on media types for now, to promote broader thing and application of in Digital Asset Management practices.

Recommended Actions

To move towards simplifying, and making concrete our efforts, we want to recommend to the W3C Community Group that we work in smaller groups to develop User Journeys for three of the use cases we all have identified and ask that you all work on at least one of them between the June and September quarterly meeting.

Please prioritize your choice by filling out this survey:

Thank you and speak to you all on June 5!

Henry Stewart DAM NY Roundtable Date and Time

Our group has been given the opportunity to host a discovery session at Henry Stewart Events DAM NY on Friday May 4, 2018. The session will be part of the DAM Clinic track starting at 9AM. The discussion should last 45 minutes. DAM NY is on May 3-4, 2018. You can see the full agenda here.

We have been provided a discount code W3C100, which will give you $100 off your registration fee. If you register before March 30, you will save an additional $100. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can make it in NYC! If you cannot, an update on our next community call is forthcoming.


Advancing Findability: Using Standards-based asset metadata on the World Wide Web


Several dozen stakeholders in the Digital Asset Management community have organized a working group with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): DAM Industry Business Ontology Community Group .

To spark our our discovery process, we will facilitate a freewheeling discussion to learn what already exists for publishing from DAM systems and gauge interest in the idea of publishing assets along with select metadata based on standards such as vocabularies. Your participation will help our group formulate recommendations to the W3C to improve findability of digital assets on major search engines.

This session will be facilitated by the co-chairs: Spencer Harris, Emily Kolvitz, and Matthew Patulski.

Participation Survey & Henry Stewart NYC Roundtable Announcement

 We’d like to know your interest in the W3C DAM Ontology group. Please fill out the survey by end of week (March 17th 2018) that is now available here:
We will also be holding a roundtable session at Henry Stewart DAM NYC and invite you to participate should you be attending!  More on this coming soon!
My blog:

W3C DAM Group Teleconference November 1st, 2017

Teleconference meeting to discuss scope & project
A teleconference will be held November 1st, 2017 at 10AM EST:
Group charter edits
Aaron Bradley and Emily Kolvitz have mocked up a rough draft of a group charter.  We’d like your comments, suggestions, and additions to the document to map out our project scope, mission, and main objectives.
The document is available here for your thoughts and additions:
Inviting others to group
We also want to make sure that the group is encompassing of the wider community that wishes to increase findability and discovery of digital assets on the web as well, so invite others through social, email, in person, etc!
You can use the attached graphics & URL on social media to invite others:

“ extensions for DAM? Looking for some smart people to join us. #digitalassetmanagement (or use any relevant hashtag you like)

Thank you and look forward to discussing scope & roadmap for this project soon!

Call for Participation in Digital Asset Management Industry Business Ontology Community Group

The Digital Asset Management Industry Business Ontology Community Group has been launched:

The mission of Digital Asset Management Business Ontology Community Group is to extend to increase the expressiveness, utility and interoperability of digital media assets.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2017-08-17 by Emily Kolvitz. The following people supported its creation: Emily Kolvitz, Aaron Bradley, Lauren Dohr, Tim Strehle, Scott Bowman, Roger Howard, Kai Strieder. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team