Extensis today announced a strategic partnership with Adlib Information Systems, one of the world's leading suppliers of Collection Management Systems for cultural heritage institutions. With over 1600 installations globally, their customers include the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), the National Gallery (London), The Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) and The Imperial War Museum (London).
Collection Management Systems work well for managing object information from a curatorial perspective but may not provide tools specifically designed for managing digital asset content.
Digital Asset Management Systems help museums, galleries, and cultural heritage organisations manage digital assets such as photographs of collection objects. Business Director at Extensis. "Making use of the Portfolio Server API it's now possible to have deeper integration between these separate systems where an organisation's Digital Asset Management System can work with their Collection Management System."
Bert Dregenhart-Drenth, CEO at Adlib states, "Adlib's user interface does not offer comparable features that one would expect from a DAM, and a number of essential export functions are missing. Fortunately, a solution is within reach: combine Adlib with a third-party DAM and link up the two systems...Developers can use the Portfolio API to create custom integrations for sharing assets and metadata with your Customer Relationship Management, Content Management, Collection Management, or other business systems.
Extensis has a prestigious list of global heritage and cultural customers who use Portfolio Server, which includes The National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), The American Museum of Natural History (New York), Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), The Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew), The National Trust for Scotland (Edinburgh), The National Museum of Ireland (Dublin), The Royal Albert Hall (London), The British Library (London), English Heritage (Swindon), and Teylers Museum (Haarlem).
About Portfolio Server
Portfolio Server improves efficiency by ensuring users have immediate access to the correct files in the desired format in a central location. It is the only digital asset management solution that is affordable, simple to use, can be setup within a day, and provides everything organisations need to get started right out of the box. As a standards-based platform that works with other systems and existing workflows, Portfolio Server provides a single place to for teams to locate important files with consistent metadata information using a web browser or Mac and Windows desktop applications. Portfolio Server is ideal for anyone with large collections of images, videos, and marketing collateral.
To explore more about how Portfolio Server can help your team increase efficiency see http://www.extensis.com/digital-asset-management/
Extensis is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis' award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server for digital asset management, Universal Type Server for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion for single-user font management, and the WebINK web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com.