When exporting content from Elvis into Enterprise, in versions 1 thru 3.x, Elvis would always create a copy or duplicate of the asset in Enterprise. Starting with version 4, the default behavior is for Elvis to create a linked or shadow object in Enterprise that points to the asset in the Elvis file store rather than duplicating it. You can learn more about the new method in the article on the content source plugin for Enterprise.
Although the new shadow object behavior is the default, the default behavior can be changed back to that of earlier versions, OR you can leave the new default behavior as it is and just choose whether assets are duplicated or linked on a case by case basis.
When we talk about DAM systems, we emphasize the importance and value of assigning and preserving metadata to digital assets. Organizations and individuals can expend a lot of time and effort populating metadata fields in order to increase the value of their assets and their ability to manage them. So, in light of that, what do we think about all that metadata being stripped from our media when its delivered online on popular websites?
There's a thought provoking blog post over at the duckrabbit blog by John Macpherson in which he aggregates a number of other blog posts and articles regarding the stripping of metadata as content is distributed via social media.
The Taxonomy feature in Elvis is a powerful tool for applying hierarchical category tags to your managed assets. In addition to being a very efficient way to apply multiple tags with one mouse click, it's also a way to ensure compliance with your own internal tagging vocabulary. Because the tags are pre-defined, you eliminate errors associated with manual tag entry, like misspellings, use of incorrect synomyms, etc.
In order to get the most out of the feature, however, you will most likely want to add your own hierarchical categorizations optimized for your kinds of assets and the work you do with them.
Together with the Enterprise 8.2 release, we have released a couple of new widgets. In case you haven't seen widgets before, widgets are a great way to enhance your digital publications with some very cool effects. Check this video for details.
Take the parallax scrolling widget for example.