Digital Asset Collaborative at U-M (DAC)

The Digital Asset Collaborative (DAC) at U-M service provides an enterprise tool and framework to organize, manage, and collaborate on final and approved digital assets used in official University business.

The following types of digital assets are currently supported: images, graphics, photos, branding materials, posters, brochures, templates.

Video and Audio files are planned to be supported in the future along with academic (instructional and research) business needs.

Getting Started

The DAC service is managed through a collaboration between the office of the VP communications’ digital asset management architect and ITS. In order to better understand the business practices associated with using this tool, please see the VP for Communications website.

Each unit needs to go through an onboarding process to begin using the Digital Asset Collaborative (DAC) at U-M Service. Start here to submit a request to get started with DAC for your unit.

Requests to onboard will be handled as they are received and scheduled based on the service team bandwidth and unit timeline considerations.

The enterprise digital asset management tool is provided by a vendor, Acquia, and administered by ITS. The U-M agreement provides for:

  • Enterprise licensing for unlimited users from all schools, colleges, units, and campuses including Dearborn, Flint, Michigan Medicine, and Sponsored Affiliate Organizations of the university.
  • Base amount of asset storage capacity (160 TB). Additional storage capacity may be required as adoption of the DAC service grows. Costs and unit billing expectations for additional storage capacity needs are TBD.
  • 100 add-on licenses for CI Hub that allows users of Adobe Creative Cloud applications to access and use assets from DAC directly.

Sensitive Data

Caution: The Digital Asset Collaborative at U-M service is not HIPAA compliant. Data classification levels of Moderate and Low are supported.