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Digital Asset Ecosystems


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Table of Contents

List of figures About the author Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Background Abstract: The new world of digital assets Crowds and clouds, and how they work together Digital ecosystems The practice of digital ecosystems in media and publishing Chapter 3: Methodologies and technologies Abstract: A web for machines and humans alike Adding intelligence: crowds and clouds Working the crowd Chapter 4: Open and closed digital asset ecosystems Abstract: Open content and its effective use Closed environments and walled gardens Open environments Chapter 5: Big data collecting Abstract: Big data and digital ecosystems: theories and models A brief history of big data Applications in the big data 'gold rush' Critiques and limitations of big data Chapter 6: Economy and society of crowds and clouds Abstract: The new division of labour between humans and computers Free and collective labour Network value Chapter 7: Conclusion References Index

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Digital Asset Ecosystems will reflect on the developments in the management, use and publication of digital assets and their future implications.

About the Author

Tobias Blanke is teaching senior lecturer and director of the MA in Digital Asset Management at the Centre for e-Research, King's College London. His background is in informatics and philosophy, with a PhD in German philosophy from the Free University of Berlin, and a second PhD in Computing Science from Glasgow University. Tobias has worked at Credite Suisse First Boston in the City of London, at the Free University of Berlin, and at several smaller companies, prior to joining King's College.


"...a must read for all interested in how digital media and digital ecosystems have transformed the web and fostered collaboration as well as the development of digital communities." --Online Information Review "Digital asset management is undergoing a fundamental transformation...This book reflects on these developments and what the emerging 'web of things' could mean for digital assets. It is structured into three parts, each covering an important aspect of digital assets." --LISTrends.com, July 2014

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