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The Archdiocese of Denver Now Organizes Their 100+ Year Old Media Archive with PhotoShelter

The Archdiocese of Denver is now using PhotoShelter as their digital asset management system, after searching for a robust archiving solution for t...

The Archdiocese of Denver is now using PhotoShelter as their digital asset management system, after searching for a robust archiving solution for their historical media library.

With over 600,000 Catholics, 500 priests and deacons, several Catholic hospitals, and numerous schools based in northern Colorado, The Archdiocese of Denver brings together a large community year-round – with lots of opportunities for visual storytelling and creative collaboration.

Their parishes and churches operate food banks, soup kitchens, and hold clothing and toy drives. They offer mental health and counseling services and operate several social ministries while hosting a variety of programs and events, too.

Included in their mission of faith, guidance, and community building is the need to provide critical administrative, creative, and otherwise behind-the-scenes support to their parishes and ministries.

Finding the right solution for their archiving and storytelling needs came naturally. Aaron Lambert, The Managing Editor of the Denver Catholic (their publication), told us, “We had been familiar with PhotoShelter prior to our exploring the company as an option for our digital asset management needs, but by happenstance (or perhaps providentially), our Director of Creative Production was added to PhotoShelter’s email list, which led us to explore the option further.”

When it comes down to it, it was the ease of use and AI capabilities that made PhotoShelter stand apart from the other DAM options they were exploring. After all, it’s important for a historic and long-standing institution to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest technological advancements.

“The Archdiocese of Denver has been in existence since 1887, and as we have moved into the digital age, we have accumulated quite an extensive amount of digital assets, not least of which is a robust photo archive documenting over 100 years of the history of the archdiocese,” Aaron told us.

“In addition to needing a platform to store all of these assets on, we also needed a user-friendly platform to easily share brand assets, photos and other digital collateral with the many parishes and ministries that we support. We feel that PhotoShelter will allow us to accomplish this goal.”

“Serving nonprofit organizations and religious communities is always a special opportunity as these mission-driven groups often have a deep archive of imagery and historical files to organize and share with the world, in addition to constant new events and special occasions happening year-round,” said our CEO Andrew Fingerman. “We’re excited to work with The Archdiocese of Denver as they look forward to documenting and sharing their story for the next 100 years and beyond.”

Nearly 2,000 innovative brands, ranging from pro sports teams to universities to nonprofits rely on PhotoShelter to manage their visual media with speed and ease.

If you want to unlock your brand’s potential, organize your media library and transform the way you work, we’d love to set you up for success. Let’s find a time that works for you.

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