New CCS app: Titanic UK

Following the Titanic NY app that recaptured the first week of press coverage in New York, our new app – created in cooperation with BrightSolid – focuses on the area around Titanic’s departure harbour in South England and the regional press reaction to one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history. See for yourself and enjoy getting in touch with scarce Zeitgeist documents of this still so present tragedy.

Added value through digitization.
CCS is your partner for challenging digitization tasks.
Preserve knowledge and make it accessible.
Software for professional Digital Libraries.
Knowing what is happening.
Software for professional media monitoring.
A masterpiece of logistics.
Services for digitization projects.
Bring content to life.
Display solutions for magical visitor experiences.

Content Conversion Specialists

We are a software company specializing in the fields of Digital Libraries and Digital Press Reviews.
In both areas our products are among the best in the world.

About CCS

Who we are

What drives us since 1976 is the question of how we can make knowledge more accessible by using technology. We develop intelligent software to digitize archives and bundle news. We design innovative display systems to present content in an interactive and exciting way. Our customers include the world’s most prestigious and advanced libraries, publishers, companies, content providers, ministries and media monitoring agencies. Welcome to CCS.


  • – 40 years of experience
  • – Leader in software and workflow automation
  • – Quality “Made in Germany”
  • – Continuing development and innovation of products
  • – Leader in digital press review and library software
  • – Member of most important XML committees

Meet CCS

10–12 April 2019 – ACRL Exhibition, Cleveland, USA
19–22 May 2019 – AAM’s Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, New Orleans, USA
20–25 June 2019 – ALA Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA
26–28 June 2019 – LIBER Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland
24–30 August 2019 – IFLA General Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece

Contact persons

CCS Dr. Gerald Schreiber

Dr. Gerald Schreiber
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CCS Ciprian Dinu

Management Romania
Ciprian Dinu
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Lutz Nahold, Sales Director

Sales Director
Lutz Nahold
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CCS Siobhán Bolli

Digitization Services
Siobhán Bolli
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CCS Stefan von der Heide

Software Development
Stefan von der Heide
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CCS Jennifer Oxley

Partner Sales
Jennifer Oxley
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CCS Adi Vijulie

Technical Support
Adi Vijulie
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Isabel-Kristin Jauch

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Information material


Digitization of the Cantonal Library of Jura

Digitization of Library of La Chaux de Fonds

Digitization of Thuner Tagblatt

Dallas Morning News buys docWorks

Springfield-Greene County Library buys MagicBox

MasonBreese buys docWorks

Deutsche Bundesbank buys newsWorks

State Chancellery NRW buys newsWorks

Cleveland Orchestra buys MagicBox

Digitization of BNL

ZKM Karlsruhe buys second MagicBox

Old Dominion University buys MagicBox

Digitization of Siegener Zeitung

Schleswig-Holstein State buys newsWorks

SLUB Dresden buys MagicBox

Qatar National Library buys MagicBox

Berlin State Library buys MagicBox

Spartanburg Libraries buy MagicTouch Kiosks

University of North Dakota buys MagicBox

Fire Department Hamburg buys newsWorks

University Leuven buys MagicBox

Auxipress buys newsWorks

Sharjah Library buys MagicBox

National Library of Australia buys Validator

University of Warsaw buys docWorks Pro

Hong Kong Government buys docWorks Pro

Washington State Library buys docWorks Pro

National Library of the Netherlands buys Validator

Leica Camera buys MagicBox

Guinness buys MagicBox

Minnesota Historical Society buys dW and nW

University of Florida buys MagicBox

Lancaster University buys MagicBox

Gold Coast Libraries buys MagicBox

Cleveland Public Library buys MagicBox Pro

National Library of Poland buys docWorks Pro

State Library New South Wales buys Validator

University Library Belgrade buys MagicBox

Irish Distillers buys MagicBox

Sabinet buys newsWorks

Ninamedia buys newsWorks

National Library of Vietnam buys MagicBox Pro

ARINSY buys docWorks Pro

Tallinn Technical University buys docWorks Pro

National Library of Medicine buys docWorks Pro

Slovak National Library buys docWorks Enterprise

National Library of Estonia buys docWorks Pro

UCR & NALIS buy docWorks Pro

National Library of Australia buys docWorks Pro

Digitization of MAGNUM Photos


CCS docWorks Digital Library Digitisation Conversion


docWorks is a software program used by the most renowned libraries, publishing houses, and companies worldwide to digitize and convert their valuable library holdings and archives for easy access, searchability, and long-term preservation. “Digitize” means the transformation of printed documents to digital images—i.e., by scanning pages and receiving JPGs, TIFFs, or PDFs. To create a truly searchable digital library, these images need to be “converted” into intelligent units using OCR (text recognition) and zoning (the identification of headlines, text blocks and images on a page). docWorks is the only software that bundles all necessary conversion steps in a single, smooth workflow. Various docWorks editions guarantee a custom-fit solution for your project, be it a small collection or a National Library.
CCS docWorks Zoning Digital Library Digitization Conversion Software

Why a Digital Library

  • – Easy access to a worldwide audience
  • – Much better, faster and more comprehensive search
  • – Foundation for long-term preservation
  • – Holdings are available for second-cycle exploitation

Why docWorks

  • – Single, smooth workflow with central control center
  • – Time savings due to streamlined and automated process
  • – No expensive errors from false copying or lost data shipments
  • – Consistent, standardized output
  • – Easily upscalable, from thousands to millions of pages

CCS docWorks Cropping Zoning Structure OCR Metadata Quality Assurance Digital Library Digitization Conversion Software

How docWorks works

docWorks “converts” scanned images, which means that the information contained in the scanned pages is identified. The two essential conversion steps are OCR and the segmentation of the document in logical units (articles, chapters, etc.). Only through OCR can a scanned page be searchable, and zoning and structure recognition ensure that relevant search results are displayed. The conversion process runs through different steps: Following import, the scanned images are “cropped,” meaning they are cut to a consistent size. This step is followed by zoning (segmentation of the page by classified blocks and columns) and the editing of structure (paragraph, chapter, article), text correction and metadata. Next comes a standardized output of the data in METS/ALTO files, which are stored in the archive and fed into the presentation system. Every workflow step consists of an automatic analysis executed by docWorks and a manual correction. This correction can be done by the docWorks user, or it can be outsourced to specialized service partners (see Digitization Services to learn more).

CCS docWorks Cropping Zoning Structure OCR Metadata Quality Assurance Digital Library Digitization Conversion Software


Validator is a software designed to help organizations validate their digitized data. This is especially helpful if some of the scanning or conversion work has been outsourced to a third-party vendor. Validator will automatically check if the digital files meet the demanded specifications — are all XML files well formed, are files missing, do image files have the right compression, is meta data consistent etc. Validator will provide the user with initial reports and will also suggest random samples for manual checking.
CCS docWorks Display Presentation Solutions Web App User Interface Experience

CCS digitizationServices docWorks itemTracking Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software


A very helpful tool to keep track of all documents during the digitization and conversion process is the browser-based tracking and monitoring module called itemTracking. Each document is labeled with a barcode that allows you to follow the conversion status of the item. Access to itemTracking is possible from any Internet-connected computer — so you can manage, monitor, and analyze your digitization projects at any time, from anywhere.

Press Clipping

CCS newsWorks newsClip newsCorr newsPress Kanzlermappe iPad App Digital Electronic Press Review


newsWorks is a software program used to create professional digital press reviews. Our clients include global companies, federal ministries and institutions, as well as media monitoring agencies. A newsWorks digital press review is multimedia-based and can be forwarded as a download, email, RSS, or app to any number of recipients. No matter where you are or when, all devices such as computers, smartphones, and tablets are served with the highest standard of press review. By using newsWorks, you are able to create top-level digital press reviews that are sleek, well-arranged, and user-friendly — the foundation for the right strategic decisions and a successful business.

Why newsWorks

A press review is the daily calling card of the company’s press department to the board of directors and other press-review recipients. This is why we focus strongly on the best technology, an appealing design, and customized solutions to provide you with the best software for your press work. Flexible modules ensure that you get the product that matches your needs. Selected configurations offer the possibility to efficiently correct and adapt article contents, delete unnecessary duplications (e.g., identical press bulletins), and arrange the clippings in fitting rubrics. An additional highlight is the option to evaluate articles and have a graphical analysis of your media response.



How newsWorks works

Thanks to its flexible, modular system, newsWorks adapts perfectly to your needs and demands.
newsClip is the module for clipping selected articles from newspapers, magazines, and websites. It is equipped with an integrated OCR for titles and subtitles. newsClip also provides you with a scan of the original page from which the article was clipped. This allows the press-review reader to include neighboring material in his/her evaluation.
newsPress is the standard module for selecting, assembling, and arranging press articles in a digital press review.
If more than one newsClip is in use, a workflow module called newsFlow ensures smooth control of the machining sequence and distribution process. Additional modules, such as newsRead and newsCorr Server , contribute to a significant increase in the efficiency of the operations process.
Remote clipping service
If you want to select relevant articles for your press review, but want to outsource the laborious clipping – contact us.

CCS newsWorks newsClip newsCorr newsPress newsFlow Digital Electronic Press Review

Summary newsWorks

Scanned press articles, TIFF, JPG, JPG2000
PDF, PDF/A (with searchable full text and keyword highlighting)
MobileCast (HTML for mobile devices)
App (for iPad)
RSS feed
- Automated layout analysis (identification of image and text elements)
- Automated clipping of desired articles
- Automated OCR and text correction
- Automated capture of meta data
- Automated embedding of original-scan view
- Automated assembly of the articles into a press review
- Individual evaluation of articles and organization into categories
- Individual branding of press reviews with client CI
- Capability to add workflow monitoring system
- Further automation by connecting a processing server
- Automated highlighting of defined keywords
- Automatically updated feeds from news portals



CCS digitizationServices docWorks Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software

What are Digitization Services

Implementation of the entire digitization process — selecting the documents, scanning them, monitoring the conversion steps, and the final filing — can be done directly by the docWorks user, or it can be outsourced to a qualified, CCS-affiliated service partner. Besides being technically challenging, multimillion-page projects are also very ambitious in terms of logistics. To meet these special demands, CCS has developed its customized Digitization Services for project and process management, to ensure a smooth, careful, and economical conversion of your valuable materials and to convey all the benefits of renowned docWorks technology.
CCS digitizationServices docWorks Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software

CCS digitizationServices docWorks Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software


CCS docWorks digitizationServices MagicBox App iPad Apps User Experience Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software Display Presentation Audience


Introducing MagicBox® — an innovative display cabinet that merges the physical and the digital, creating fascinating new ways of presenting original and animated content. Print publications, usually limited to a look-only display spread, will now be fully tangible at the fingertips of the audience. Physical objects can be combined with video or interactive 3D renderings to enhance the understanding of their functionality. The MagicBox® enriches exhibitions not only with additional information, but by making them truly memorable experiences.

Experience more with every touch

MagicBox® works with a special touch-screen that is incorporated in the front glass of the display case. The magic: the screen is transparent. This makes it possible to superimpose digital images, videos and 3D renderings on the exhibited object while keeping the same object visible at all time. Because of the touch functionality, visitors are able to control and interact with the exhibited materials, experiencing them with all senses.

CCS docWorks digitizationServices MagicBox App iPad Apps User Experience Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software Display Presentation Audience

CCS docWorks digitizationServices MagicBox App iPad Apps User Experience Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software Display Presentation Audience

CCS docWorks digitizationServices MagicBox App iPad Apps User Experience Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software Display Presentation Audience

CCS docWorks digitizationServices MagicBox App iPad Apps User Experience Digital Library Digitization Conversion Scanning Book Software Display Presentation Audience


MagicBox® is used by a variety of different museums, libraries and companies, all united in the aim to provide their visitors the most informative and exciting way to experience their collections and archives. Institutions that use the MagicBox® are the National Library of Vietnam, Leica Camera, University of Florida, Irish Distillers, Slovak National Library, University of Belgrade, Cleveland Public Library, Leuven University, Gold Coast Libraries, Guinness, Lancaster University and many more.



For MagicBox® we developed MagicTouch — an all new content management software that lets you easily create stunning multimedia presentations. MagicTouch is not restricted to the MagicBox, it can be used for all your touch screens. Exhibitions and digital signage installations can be freely edited by in-house staff without the need to consult (and pay) external agencies for each modification. Let your visitors browse images, flip through publications, navigate maps, watch video or even interact with 3D renderings — all in one beautiful and intuitive touch interface.

MagicTouch Kiosk

MagicTouch Kiosk is a plug-and-play touch-screen solution for museums, showrooms and reception areas. It features a brilliant Full HD multi-touch display with a seamless all-glass surface and stereo sound. The display is available in sizes 32″ and 42″. The anodized aluminum pedestal comes in your color of choice to perfectly blend in with your exhibition design. MagicTouch Kiosk is your cost-efficient entry into the world of multimedia.




CCS: Dr. Hartmut Janczikowski | +49 40 227130-26 | Send Email
CCS USA: George Schlukbier | +1 919 8899050 | Send Email



Who we are looking for

We are looking for interesting and committed people who enjoy making complex things simple and understandable, allowing software processes to flow harmoniously via automation and finding the optimum solution for every project. In short, to help us make our products even better. If you also have a strong interest in books, newspapers, new media and design, all the better.

Our offices are located in beautiful Hamburg and in exciting Bucharest. We work internationally and in a variety of ways with historical cultural assets, current media and digital technologies of the future. Independent work, the possibility to quickly see the results of your work, flat hierarchies and direct communication are the basic principles that characterize our cooperation.



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CCS Content Conversion Specialists GmbH

Weidestr. 134

22083 Hamburg, Germany

Commercial court Hamburg | HRB 18182

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Represented by Dr. Gerald Schreiber, CEO

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CCS Content Conversion Specialists ROM SRL

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010708 Bucharest, Romania

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