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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  • "We have all been very, very pleased with the system. It is close to ideal for our needs, and it has generated wide interest and excitement among many of our clients."

    James Lide, History Associates
  • "The ease of searching for files allows us to work more efficiently on projects of all sizes. "

    Barb Pilarski, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • "The flexibility to assign roles to various groups within the organisation and provide access accordingly. It fits perfectly with our requirements to have a secure platform that can cater to users within and outside the establishment."

    Administrator in Computer Software - Enterprise 1000+ employees - G2 Review
  • "The feature of the Third Light system that we most use is its programming interface (API). We use Third Light library tools without leaving our own customised Django CMS."

    Oliver Davies, Head of Digital Delivery, UKTV
  • "The product itself offers exactly what we need in terms of functionality as well as in terms of look, feel, ease of use and manageability."

    Stephen Bacon, Bishops Stortford College
  • "We now manage our images in a fraction of the time. Third Light is 100 per cent reliable."

    Brigitte Mattenberger, Corporate Affairs, Glencore plc
  • "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
  • "Handles video (especially professional video formats) better than any system we've tested (and that includes over 50 DAM solutions). Also handles virtually any other file format used in creative environments. Customer service is superb."

    Chris - VP & Creative Director - G2 Review
  • "We have a true cross-platform collaboration tool. Our customers are impressed by the level of sophistication presented by our DAM as they work with their catalogues of images. The customer support we receive from Third Light is exceptional. They are always timely with responses, and have yet to leave a question unanswered."

    Eric Newsome, Historic Images
  • "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

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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.

Royal Albert Hall case study

"Third Light ticked every box as far as we were concerned – it offered different access levels for different users, an API which worked with our new CMS, huge storage potential, smart search and simple file sharing amongst other great features."

Matt Griffin, Deputy Head of Marketing and Digital, Royal Albert Hall

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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 team gathering and organizing content for exhibitions and displays, engaging with venues, preparing for 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 like Google Cloud Vision, or with specialists at Imagga, who offer a user-trainable system which can learn to tag subject matter than 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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