In this chapter, we lay down what you need to know about basic search strategies and basic metadata modeling in order to build a successful DAM.  How to find assets and how to describe assets are inherently linked together, so chapters 8 & 9 cover these topics simultaneously. Discussed are the different types of searches and how to build a controlled vocabulary and a metadata dictionary (if you need one).

This chapter made me verbally dance around the graphics in the book more than any other so far, so if anything is unclear, please do drop a note in the comments here and I'll try to clarify. Again, there's a reason the abridgement is free, but I think I managed to get most of the content's points across as well as I could in audio form.

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