ah ok.
So is there any integration with what MediaWiki thinks of as an "Image"?
ie, use in an [[Image:: tag?

And it sounds like the information is "pushed" from the DAM to the wiki, when assets are added (Modified? Deleted?) within the DAM?

and all the metadata is stored just in the DAM?



From: Neill Mitchell <neill@nlkmitchell.com>
To: don undeen <donundeen@yahoo.com>
Cc: semediawiki-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Wed, December 1, 2010 12:54:18 PM
Subject: Re: [SMW-devel] SMW-DAM integration?

Hi Don.

No, it's just a link that is published plus a thumbnail if desired. Then
when you click on it in the wiki it opens a tab to the DAM page.

Cheers
Neill.
On 01/12/10 15:50, don undeen wrote:
> Thanks neill, your project sounds interesting.
>
> We're using Mediabin.Which has an API that I can work with.
>
> when you say you have assets published to a SMW instance, does that mean
> the assets are copied?
> I really can't copy the assets; we've got too many of them. They need to
> "live" in the DAM, and SMW needs to treat them as if they were local.
>
> which is why I was also thinking of the problem as "Mediawiki using
> externally referenced images instead of just uploaded images"
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Neill Mitchell <neill@nlkmitchell.com>
> *To:* semediawiki-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
> *Sent:* Wed, December 1, 2010 6:45:28 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [SMW-devel] SMW-DAM integration?
>
> Hi Don.
>
> I guess this is all down to what DAM you use. We have a client that uses
> Xinet and so we faced the exact same problem you have. We had to get an
> extension written that integrates with the Xinet Connector API. It was a
> major (and expensive) chunk of work! It allows links to assets stored in
> Xinet to be published to a SMW instance. Had to integrate the security
> as well which was fun.
>
> It is a commercial DAM you are using or home grown?
>
> Regards
> Neill.
>
> On 30/11/10 20:39, don undeen wrote:
>  > Hi all,
>  > I'm wondering if anyone out there has any experience integrating their
>  > wiki installation with an existing Digitial Asset Management system?
>  >
>  > At my institution, we've got a massive DAM with millions of images.
>  > Obviously we really don't want to import/copy any images into the wiki.
>  >
>  > However, some of the more useful features of image handling in the wiki,
>  > such as the RichMedia tool, WYSIWYG , the image page, etc, all depend on
>  > an image being uploaded to the wiki.
>  >
>  > Currently, when I want to show an image from the DAM in the wiki, I just
>  > reference the full URL in the wiki text.
>  > But that doesn't play nice with the WYSIWYG editor.
>  >
>  > I've described this problem previously as "Being able to use
>  > externally-referenced images in [[Image tags," but haven't heard any
>  > solutions yet.
>  >
>  > But maybe if I describe it as "DAM Integration" the importance of this
>  > feature will seem more apparent, or a different kind of solution will
>  > present itself? Because I could imagine some sort of proxy could be used
>  > to do DAM integration, and you still wouldn't need to support "External
>  > URLs" in [[Image tags.
>  >
>  > Seems like someone out there must be dealing with this issue. Anyone?
>  >
>  >
>  > Cheers,
>  > Don Undeen
>  > Metropolitan Museum of Art
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
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