The extension «Shadow Assets» makes it possible to integrate external data sources directly into the CELUM DAM system. The asset is mirrored as a placeholder asset with a thumbnail from the third-party system and the desired metadata. In this way, DAM users can work in their familiar environment without having to use another system. In addition, the search in the DAM system thus also delivers externally stored assets. These can also be downloaded directly there, as a public URL is automatically created – as a connection to the external system.
For example, externally managed videos from popular streaming platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo can be embedded directly into the DAM system – discoverable via search and provided with the associated metadata without bloating the asset store in the DAM.