A Kickstarter project with the goal of Transcribing Another DAM podcast through crowd funding.
Find out why and how you can help make this project a reality.
Written and read by Henrik de Gyor
Henrik de Gyor: [0:00] This is Another DAM Podcast, about Digital Asset
Management. I’m Henrik de Gyor. Today we’re talking about Kickstarter, launching
the first Kickstarter project related to Digital Asset Management, transcribing
Another DAM Podcast.
[0:14] In mid-April of 2013, I launched the first Kickstarter project related to Digital Asset Management. This was to fund the transcription of Another DAM Podcast. Over 120 episodes of this podcast have been recorded, including 80 interviews with different professionals from various organizations. The goal is to transcribe these podcast episodes from audio into searchable text.
[0:37] How do we do this? Using Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website for creative
projects, individuals can back projects they believe in. In this case, the project
involves transcribing audio podcasts into text. No, we’re not going to ask you
to transcribe the audio for us. A transcription service will do all the transcribing
of these podcasts for us, and they charge for every minute of audio. There are
over 11 hours of audio to transcribe. The bulk of the funding raised through
Kickstarter will pay for this transcription work. The rest of it will pay for the rewards
that backers get for pledging towards this project.
[1:14] The rewards vary based on the amount of funding they pledge everything
from an eBook, exclusive to Kickstarter, of all the transcriptions compiled together,
which will only be available for backers of this project. At a higher level
of funding, people can speak to me, as a DAM consultant, regarding Digital
Asset Management related topics. At the highest level of funding, there’s a
combination of either of these, including a limited-edition, printed version of
Another DAM Podcast transcribed.
The funding goal for this project is $3,000. At the time of this recording, we
have 53 percent of that funding, from 35 backers, with seven days left to go.
Under the rules of Kickstarter, which is an all-or-nothing crowd funding model,
if we don’t obtain that goal, none of the backers get charged anything and the
project does not happen at all. The deadline for this project is May 17, 2013,
[1:44] at 6: 26 PM Eastern time. That is when all the funding needs to be in or the
project doesn’t go forward.
[2:17] In order to track the progress of this project, either now or in the future,
you can go to kickstarter.com, and in their search bar on that website, type in
Another DAM Podcast and you will find what’s going on with that Kickstarter
project, now through August 2013, when all the rewards are scheduled to be
delivered, if this project is fully funded.
[2:44] I encourage you to take a look at the project, support it if you can, and
help spread the word throughout your network, your colleagues, and other professionals
you know of who may be interested in this project.
[2:55] Why should you transcribe Another DAM Podcast from audio to searchable
text? To make this resource easier to reference. Audio is inherently not
easily referenced, nor indexed, nor searchable. Transcribing them would make
[3:13] People from over 64 countries listen to Another DAM Podcast to learn
more about Digital Asset Management and how DAM is used within various
organizations. Professionals working in the field of DAM listen to these podcasts
and enrich their knowledge from the variety of perspectives. College students
are assigned to listen to these podcasts as it relates to their coursework, in
library science, information management and archival studies.
[3:39] The final transcriptions will be made available, per podcast, online, on
Another DAM Podcast. The eBooks will not be available for sale nor download
afterwards, because that is only for backers. However, if you make this project a
reality, everyone will benefit from it because it will be fully searchable online.
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