Case Study

JFK Library DAM

Integrating an Enterprise Digital Asset Management System

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Project Breakdown

The Challenge

With a catalog of digital assets numbering in the millions, the John F. Kennedy Libary maintains a thorough historical record of President Kennedy’s works and legacy. With the decision to migrate to Orange DAM, an intricate integration was required to ensure that the library archive was accessible to web users.

The Solution

Chromatic orchestrated the effort to integrate JFK Library’s digital asset management platform with their Drupal content management system. In the process, we created the open-source Drupal Orange DAM module and Orange DAM PHP libary. These new tools provided a solid foundation for a custom integration that meets the specific needs of the library.

The Results

The integration of the digital asset management system provides expansive and performant access to the library's digital archive for everyone from professional archivists to enthusiasts contributing to the library's mission of preserving the memory of the United States' thirty-fifth president.

Results at a glance

records accessible
DAM sync interval has been reduced from weekly to every 5 minutes
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“You’ve all done the critical job of protecting and preserving more than a decade’s worth of digitization efforts...material that provides access to the inner workings of our country’s democracy and the people who have led it.”

Project Resources

Open-Source Highlight

Orange Logic DAM

In support of our work with the JFK Library, we created the Orange DAM Drupal module and an associated PHP library with support for retrieval and ingestion of media content from Orange DAM. This module and library serve as the basis for a more detailed custom integration between Orange DAM and Drupal.

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