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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 German 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.

Why 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

21–24 October 2017 – ASTC Association of Science Technology Centers, San Jose (MagicBox)
22–24 November 2017 – Exponatec, Cologne (MagicBox)
 

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CCS Daniel Lanz

Management
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CCS Claus Gravenhorst

Strategic Initiatives
Claus Gravenhorst
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CCS Grit Weigel

Customer Relations
Grit Weigel
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CCS Yvonne Jungblut

Human Resources
Yvonne Jungblut
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CCS Dr. Hartmut Janczikowski

Sales
Dr. Hartmut Janczikowski
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CCS Joachim Bauer

docWorks
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CCS Siobhán Bolli

Digitization Services
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CCS Reinhard Friedrichs

newsWorks
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Library software

CCS docWorks Digital Library Digitisation Conversion
 
 

docWorks

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

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

itemTracking

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 software

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

newsWorks

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
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
newsPress is the standard module for selecting, assembling, and arranging press articles in a digital press review.
newsFlow
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

IMPORT
ePaper-PDF
Scanned press articles, TIFF, JPG, JPG2000
Websites
 
OUTPUT
PDF, PDF/A (with searchable full text and keyword highlighting)
eMail
HTML, XML, TXT and Word-DOC
MobileCast (HTML for mobile devices)
App (for iPad)
RSS feed
Print
PROCESSES
- 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

 

Digitization services

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
 
 
 

Display solutions

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

MagicBox

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
 
 

Clients

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.
 
 

 
 

MagicTouch

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.

 

 
 

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Wir sind auf der Suche nach interessanten und engagierten Menschen, die Spaß daran haben komplexe Dinge einfach und verständlich zu machen, Softwareprozesse per Automatisierung harmonisch fließen zu lassen und für jedes Projekt die optimale Lösung zu finden – kurz: uns dabei helfen unsere Produkte noch besser zu machen. Wer auch noch ein ausgeprägtes Interesse für Bücher, Zeitungen, neue Medien und Design mitbringt – umso besser.
 
Unser Büro ist im schönen Hamburg, wir arbeiten international und abwechslungsreich mit geschichtsträchtigen Kulturgütern, aktuellen Medien und digitalen Zukunftstechnologien. Eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten, die Möglichkeit schnell Ergebnisse deiner Arbeit zu sehen, flache Hierarchien und direkte Kommunikation sind die Grundprinzipien, die unsere Zusammenarbeit prägen.
 

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CCS Content Conversion Specialists GmbH

Weidestr. 134

22083 Hamburg

Germany

T: +49 40 227130-0

F: +49 40 227130-11

E: info@content-conversion.com

Commercial court Hamburg | HRB 18182

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Represented by Daniel Lanz, Managing Director

 

Website: David Scherf and CCS

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