The Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents has appointed David Lipsey to the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Advisory Board. Lipsey is co-founder, co-academic director, and an instructor in the Digital Asset Management Certificate Program at SC&I.
According to the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, “The Advisory Board works to assist the Libraries and Archives in its mission of providing authoritative information and creating innovative services and programs for Smithsonian Institution researchers, scholars, scientists, curators, historians, and the general public.”
“I am honored by the appointment,” Lipsey said, “and I look forward to assisting the Smithsonian's libraries and archives as the diffusion of knowledge, and our discovery and experience of knowledge, unfolds in ever more ways, experienced within the Smithsonian’s institutions, and the reach of digital in ever more ways.”
Lipsey, who was named a Rutgers Professional Development Instructor of the Year by SC&I in May 2021, has been involved with the field of Digital Asset Management (DAM) since its inception in 1998. He is a global leader in the field, a DAM Industry Strategist, and DAM industry contributor.
Lipsey is a principal co-author of the widely used Digital Asset Management Capability Model, and he serves as the Global Chair of the international DAM Conferences known as “The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media,” including the annual global (virtual) conferences on DAM for Museums, attended by more than 2,000 museum, library, and archive professionals from 75 countries.
"I look forward to assisting the Smithsonian's libraries and archives as the diffusion of knowledge, and our discovery and experience of knowledge, unfolds in ever-more ways, experienced within the Smithsonian’s institutions, and the reach of digital in ever more ways.” -- David Lipsey
Lipsey is a frequent guest lecturer at numerous universities about DAM and is a co-founder of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Lab for DAM Excellence.
Lipsey’s work in DAM informs a deep experience in a diversity of both public and private sectors as well as content “types” – print, images, graphics, audio, video, CAD, aesthetic, medical, and software (gaming/VR/AR/data) assets. He is well known as a leader in setting the ever-changing context for how “digital” goes to work – and works in service of mission.
Lipsey has pioneered methodologies for growing our understanding on how the need for Digital Asset Management, often justified through traditional Return on Investment, can be expanded for Mission and Mandate organizations, measured by service, experience and impact, through a measure known as Return on Initiative.