I see a lot of overlap with many of the topics already posted here. For me, the question of how to manage and what to do with digital assets in collections is huge.
My interests are in how digital media resources are being searched, delivered, and consumed. In my own work as a consultant dealing with mapping digital collections, I find there are tensions between creating access to everything and the public’s desire to have digested stories, or “just give me the highlights.” If organizations are spending time and resources in creating access, is this access being used fully for a variety of audiences and in different kinds of delivery systems? Can you browse a collection and what are the points of entry? How do you develop classifications and taxonomies to represent various dimensions of the content and the interests of the potential users? Can you crowd source the metadata mark-up and how reliable will that information be? And then how do you control how that media is delivered? To have dynamic media resources opens a huge area of potential uses for often content-packed collections that I think we are only starting to scratch the surface of.
I’d be interested in hearing/discussing how others are dealing with these and other issues related to media asset management and methods of delivery.