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We tried building a database using our in-house solution. Unfortunately, we never got very far because the network speed was too slow between continents. Our in-house solution was also too complicated for non-technical team members, so we had to look for a better alternative
Before Daminion Oriental Institute used their own in-house
solution. However, it was heavily reliant on the network speed and was too complicated to use. This affected the efficiency of their media library and caused a lot of frustration to the team.
Cataloging images was way too complicated as the system required to fill out detailed descriptions for each asset. It was also impossible to set different user roles for team members and have them working on the same file if needed.
“The in-house solution was set up as a huge library that required us to fill in extra information for each file but we found it too technical and not easily understandable for those who are not librarians.”
How Daminion Helped Us
As UChicago needed a unified database that could be easily accessed by their team members located all over the world, Daminion was a good fit for their needs.
The Oriental Institute is currently actively using the system on a regular basis to access, categorize and work with their media database.