Digital asset management for arts & heritage organizations

When you have a hundred stories to tell and little time to do it in, Chorus controls and organizes your valuable media - and gives your teams the smart tools to turn it into a steady flow of content.

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  • "The whole system is really easy to use - both as an admin and a user. Users are asking way less questions re help than before, which means it is simple to use and easy to understand... which is great! I would happily recommend Third Light to anyone looking for this kind of service."

    Rachel - Corporate Affairs & Marketing Co-ordinator - G2 Review
  • "As we've grown to over one million assets, I can confidently tell you that the queries are incredibly fast, responsive, and accurate. This is an IT implementation you won't regret. Third Light is extremely stable, highly scalable, and far exceeded our expectations. This support organization is the best I've dealt with in 20 years of IT, hands down. "

    Eric Newsome, Historic Images
  • "Third Light helps us store, organize, share, find and edit media files of all kinds. We especially like the dynamic, faceted search functionality and the very powerful metadata system."

    Hanne Marthinsen, Web Editor, MarkedsPartner AS
  • "As a manager, I appreciate the reporting features – such as number of downloads each month, what the most popular files are, and who is uploading materials. The Third Light system's ability to not only upload and store raw video, but to also play it back, has increased the usage of our videos immeasurably. Our customer service calls have greatly decreased since implementing the Third Light server."

    Shawna Cronan, Digital Media Manager, Compassion International
  • "When we needed an off the shelf digital platform for sharing our photography we picked Thirdlight. In the 10 years since we've been able to grow and expand our service with ease. Over that whole period I can't remember having any downtime at all and any issues were addressed with speed. Being able to access all the different features of the Thirdlight product without incurring any developer or project management cost has left us able to focus on delivering our core offering."

    Jon - 50-1000 employees business user - G2 Review
  • "I like the attention and personal recommendations from the customer service representatives and assistants. I am consistently impressed by the levels of service. I do not know how they manage it!"

    Ben - Head of ICT, Digital & Resources - G2 Review
  • "From the sales process at the very beginning of our relationship to sporadic issues that pop up, to large scale questions, we have been very impressed with our customer service experience. I recommend Third Light to anyone I can. For the price and the quality of the software, Third Light can't be beat."

    Dan Hilton, Phoenix Suns
  • "Third Light is a sound platform with the best customer and technical support of any software I've used. This shouldn't be understated! It's what any software should be... but I've struggled in my 8+ years to find DAM software that actually works properly. Third Light Support is always responsive, extremely knowledgable, and can provide both technical and creative solutions."

    Matthew - Digital Asset Manager - G2Crowd Review
  • "Third Light's installation package and PDF walk-through made installing the server a cinch. We couldn't be more pleased with the support we have received. Direct and rapid support from helpful people at Third Light means that problems are resolved quickly and with the minimum of fuss."

    Ian Tolley, IT Manager, The British Postal Museum and Archive
  • "I have used Third Light software for many years and find it is well designed , reliable, stable and easy to use. We use it to securely store and catalogue thousands of photographs. Colleagues who use the software, all sing its praises. Third Light are a great company to work with."

    James - Database Systems Administrator - G2 Review

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How Chorus helps arts & heritage organizations

Managing external team members in Chorus

Collaborate beyond your team

No two projects are the same, so working with external contributors is common. With no cap on user numbers, adding a freelancer to a workspace with appropriate security levels means you've simply gained a team member.

Managing tagging and metadata - DAM search engine

Find, use and re-use your media

Times, places, subjects, items, ascension numbers, artist names… Chorus allows you to tailor a keyword structure to suit your unique needs. Less time is spent looking for assets, leaving more time to put them to work - and afterwards, usage notes are captured for next time.

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Gather and publish content that makes an impact

Finding timely content and driving engagement is easier than ever using smart search features. With curation and preparation workflows driven by built-in comments and cropping tools, teams can publish content across a whole suite of digital channels.

BAFTA case study

How Chorus helps BAFTA tell their stories

"We need to be able to deliver to our agencies efficiently on the night - so we need Chorus to give us a fast turnaround. I wouldn't be able to do my job without Chorus, not at all."

Claire Rees - Photography Director, BAFTA

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Frequently asked questions

DAM software in arts and heritage settings often looks like a database for archiving and retrieving files. Chorus goes further than this. We can help your teams gather and organize content for exhibitions and displays, engage with venues or prepare events and special media programmes. Chorus helps bring people and content together, and supports external consultants and freelancers. It's part of how you create and execute projects as well as a library.

Chorus starts with a standard template of metadata, which is based on IPTC. You can then extend this by adding text, keyword, drop-down and tree metadata as needed (and inside your site, you can vary who sees what according to various rules).

We read and write IPTC and Adobe XMP metadata, so when you move content into Chorus all your existing files will be tagged. If you tag them inside Chorus, the metadata will stay embedded inside those files in other systems, too. If you're not sure what this means, don't worry - you don't have to do anything, and it will just work!

Adding metadata helps bring order and structure to your content - but it can be daunting to do by hand. We can offer fast AI tagging help, either using general purpose tools such as Google Cloud Vision, or with specialists at Imagga, who offer a user-trainable system that can learn to tag subject matter that isn't as well known. Computer-generated tags can be kept separate from human-generated tags so you can use them selectively, too.

What does it cost?

We know that taking forward a great business case for engaging content is vitally important. We can give you plenty of help and meet those demands. We offer discounts for charities and have modular pricing for just the features you are planning to use.

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Need to get buy-in for a DAM?

No problem. We've written an eBook on how to create a strong business case for DAM which provides lots of useful tips and guidance to help you get the buy-in you need in your organization.

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