Digital asset management that is the “fancy” term of the topic from last Friday. Since then I’ve tested several of the applications that were mentioned in the comments. For those that haven’t been following along we we’re talking about archiving solutions for all the files that we have to deal with in our daily job. In our case that is a DVD full of all kind of files like fonts, icons, music, QuickTime files, eps, psd, pdf, Abobe Illustrator, InDesign, Quark etc.
The workflow we use now is burning the disc with Toast and putting all the files into a FileMaker Database. A huge task when you do it manually on a 4,7 GB DVD. Someone mentioned to do it via AppleScript but hey I’m a designer and not a script programmer 😉 FileMaker isn’t ideal since you don’t see a preview of the files etc, sometimes that’s needed to trace the right document.