Corey has managed over half a million digital assets for Cornell University over the better part of the last decade, evolving Cornell's DAM into the go-to content hub for a variety of audiences, including marketing and communications staff, design firms, and external media. Corey specializes in large volume, high-speed, high-accuracy asset processing and workflows for any DAM environment. With smallDAM Corey brings his expertise to the small- to medium-size organization, helping those with modest resources achieve the highest levels of DAM success. If you are a museum, gallery, non-profit, internet startup or other small organization, Corey can help you organize and integrate your digital assets across any platform.


Chimko, C. & S. Schnepf. 2016-06-14. "Maximize your higher ed content management strategy with digital asset management." Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State 2016.

Chimko, C. & M. Thiesen. "DAM and Higher Ed: Best Practices from Real Admins.Widen Webinar.

Higher Ed Live. 2016-02-19. "Digital Asset Management: Channeling the Content Crazies." Higher Ed Live Special Edition

Mesibov, Marli. 2015-05-22. Live From Confab: Making digital asset management a success.

DAM Guru. 2014. Guru Talk: Corey Chimko – Cornell University.

Chimko, C. & D. Ballew. 2013-10-15/16. "Leveraging Single Sign On Authentication." Widen User Summit 2013.

Chimko, C. & N. Brakel-Schutt. 2013-10-08. "Making Digital Asset Management A Success For Higher Education." HighEdWeb 2013.

Chimko, C. 2013. Widen DAM in higher education webinar recording (with Corey Chimko of Cornell University).


Master of Arts with a concentration in Museum Studies. 15 years experience in all aspects of digital asset management, 9 years in a higher-education marketing environment. Additional skills in collections management, digitization, registration work, web design, photography, illustration, fine art. Creative, efficient, very computer literate, highly adaptable self-starter.


All aspects of DAM systems implementation, administration, management, maintenance and workflows. Systems Familiarity:

  • Widen Media Collective

  • Canto Cumulus

  • WebDAM

  • Resource Space

  • TMS

  • FileMaker

  • Multi-MIMSY

  • Ad-Hoc systems


  • OS: Windows, Mac

  • Imaging: Digital photography, flatbed, slide, transparency scanning, Adobe Creative Suite

  • Coding/Internet: HTML, XML, FTP

  • Networking/Protocol: TCP/IP, FTP, SFTP, SMB, CIFS, AFP, NFS, WebDAV

  • Internet and social media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Shopify, Merchify, WordPress, Blogger, Wix, SquareSpace, many more.


New York University (New York, NY)
Master of Arts in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, with a concentration in Museum Studies (2001)                                                   
University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)
Master of Arts with Distinction (1998)    
Major: Anthropology; Minor: Classics


  • English (fluent)

  • French (fluent)

  • German (in progress)