Digital Media

Susquehanna U Deploys Cross-Departmental Media Library

Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania has implemented cloud-based digital asset management software (DAMS) to help staff manage the university's large photo library and share media assets between departments.

Prior to the upgrade, the university had been using an on-premises system, but staff were finding it increasingly difficult to search for and access photos when and where they needed them. In collaboration with the university's IT team, the Marketing and Communications Department evaluated various digital asset management vendors. Their search led them to MediaValet.

MediaValet lets organizations aggregate all of their photos, videos, graphics, audio files and marketing documents in a central media library in the cloud. Individuals can browse through the category listings to find a specific asset. Alternatively, they can search, sort or filter assets according to parameters such as keyword, approval status, type or date. Staff can preview the media and its associated information before downloading. They can also upload new media files using a drag-and-drop interface and download files individually or in batches. The system is "built exclusively on Microsoft Azure and available on 26 highly secure and hyper scalable data centers around the world," according to information from MediaValet.

The university is using MediaValet as a cross-departmental collaboration tool. Staff in all departments can now access the university's digital media library through the online interface, so they can securely access, download and share assets from any location.

Susquehanna University is a private liberal arts university located in Selinsgrove, PA. It serves 2,200 students and employs 133 full-time faculty members.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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