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A shared photo library for Icam campuses

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Icam (Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers) is a engineering school created in 1898 in Lille, today it has 6 sites in France and 5 sites abroad. In France, it graduates each year more than 600 engineers and also offers a wide range of professional training and a set of R & D (Research and developpement) services.

The challenge: centralize data

Germain Dutilleul, Icam communication manager, leads the communication teams of the different campuses within the school. Upon his arrival at Icam, each school ran its own photo library on a local server and shared the photos externally on a web space. The role of photos is central to Icams's communication: the many websites and social networks must be constantly updated with up-to-date quality visuals. Therefore it was necessary to move towards a shared photo library between the 11 campuses, in order to have a single repository while finely managing user access, copyright and rights to use images.

The choice of Piwigo

To create this shared library, there was a need for a tool with full functionality and affordability. It was also necessary to have reactive user support, with proximity and that was French. Being a user of the open source Piwigo solution for years, Germain Dutilleul naturally turned to Piwigo.com, which represented the ideal compromise between photo sharing tools with limited functionalities (Flickr, Google Photos ...) and costly solutions for digital asset management.

For the complete features, the reactive support and the very competitive price: I recommend Piwigo with pleasure !
Germain Dutilleul, Icam communication manager
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Benefits

Today, Piwigo is used by a dozen regular users and about fifteen occasional users at Icam. Germain and the communication referents of each campus supply the photo library; external service providers (graphic designers, photographers, videographers ...) can also have personalized access to upload or access content.

Since we set up our Piwigo, our work organization is more efficient. We no longer have duplicate issues and we are saving a lot of time finding the photos we need. Sharing with providers is also facilitated and they are more autonomous, everyone saves time. We have structured the management of the photo library and this contributes to our approach for quality.
Germain Dutilleul, Icam communication manager

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