OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services for Digital Asset Management (CMIS4DAM) TC

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Developing CMIS-to-DAM mappings to resolve interoperability challenges facing Digital Asset Management solution providers and end users


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See press release, OASIS Advances CMIS4DAM New Interoperability Standard for Digital Asset Management: Alfresco, Apollon, Canto, Cisco Systems, Nuxeo, SDL, and Others Collaborate on CMIS Profile for DAM.

Participation in the OASIS CMIS4DAM TC is open to all interested parties. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information.


The CMIS4DAM specification is intended to offer a layer of abstraction between CMIS and a range of external metadata classification protocols, together with common operations used within the Digital Asset Management (DAM) domain, especially as they relate to individual classes of rich media assets such as images and video. The purpose is to assimilate these models and to use CMIS as the conduit to enable interoperability between them. CMIS4DAM will thus enhance the cohesion between different DAM solutions and provide a more flexible protocol that is easier for a wider range of participants to engage with than the core CMIS standard alone offers. CMIS4DAM will also define a series of common operations which compliant DAM solutions will respond to in a predictable and consistent fashion. As with metadata, the range and scope of these is intended to be flexible and extensible, such that individual applications can support certain functions to a greater or lesser extent according to areas in which each specializes.

For more information on the CMIS4DAM TC, see the TC Charter.


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