Digital Asset Management Consultant

Washington, D.C.
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Created: October 27, 2015


The Smithsonian's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is conducting a search for a qualified contractor to conduct a detailed requirements assessment and market analysis for a multi-format Smithsonian Digital Asset Delivery Service to deliver images, audio, video, and pdf format files from the Smithsonian Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) repository to external distribution channels. 

The DAMS is architected as the Smithsonian's digital vault and asset repository and is only accessible internally behind the SI firewall by Smithsonian staff. However, the Smithsonian units have unique and common requirements to re-use, repurpose, and deliver the assets from the DAMS to many external channels.  The Smithsonian has already developed an Image Delivery Service (IDS) to address the requirement of delivering derivative images from the DAMS.  The IDS has proven to be a key element in the delivery of digital assets to Smithsonian public facing websites including the Collections Search Center (CSC) at and SIRIS at, and has opened up the possibility of sharing digital assets across the Smithsonian. SI is interested in developing capacity to deliver other types of assets stored in the DAMS.

A key task is to evaluate and assess the existing DAMS and IDS asset delivery functionality and infrastructure, identify the Units' other asset delivery needs for other formats not supported by IDS, and  prepare a detailed asset delivery requirements document.

Qualifications range from experience with digital video, audio, and imaging file formats, experience gathering system and user requirements, experience writing systems analysis and requirements documents as well as additional skills outlined in the SOW.

If interested, please send an email directly to Vicki Cataneo at requesting information by 5:00 Eastern time on Friday October 30, 2015.


Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 14:44 UTC

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