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The past months have been very productive and we are happy to share some great news with you. 

We wish you all the best,
The CCS team
The Dallas Morning News runs docWorks
We are excited to announce that The Dallas Morning News is now running docWorks. The Dallas Morning News is the most relevant daily newspaper in the Texan city of Dallas. It is one of the 20 largest paid circulations in the United States.
MNHS upgrades docWorks setup
docWorks customer, the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), has decided to upgrade their existing docWorks set up. The MNHS is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. state of Minnesota.
 Digitization Services 
Digitization Services for Library of La Chaux de Fonds
The library of the city of La Chaux de Fonds was founded in 1838. The library is part of the Swiss Initiative for the Digitization and conversion of important Newspaper holdings and has chosen CCS as its service partner.
Digitization Services for the Cantonal Library of Jura
The Cantonal Library of Jura was founded in July 1982. It is a center of study and general culture as well as the place of constitution and development of the country Jurassic spiritual heritage. The library also manages an extensive antique collection.
Digitization Services for Thuner Tagblatt
The Thuner Tagblatt is the newspaper for Thun and reports daily on topics from politics, economy, sport and society in the whole region. The newspaper has commissioned CCS to digitize and convert almost half a million historical newspaper pages from the archive.
Ministry of Lower Saxony uses newsWorks
The Lower Saxony Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development is one of ten state ministries in Lower Saxony. It is based in the capital of Lower Saxony, Hanover. It was established as a new ministry after the state elections in 2017.
Federal Press Office extends newsWorks installation
The Federal Press Office is the information center of the German Federal Government. From here the Federal President and the Chancellor are informed about the worldwide news situation. The office also informs the population about the politics of the Federal Government. We are pleased that the Federal Press Office has now decided to further expand the use of newsWorks.
Release of MagicTouch 3
In November we released the new version of MagicTouch. MagicTouch is the easy-to-use content management software for touchscreens. The new version now offers the possibility to add captions to photo galleries and to enrich info popups with media. MagicTouch 3 also comes with a completely redesigned upload page and a new installation wizard that guides you through all updates and new installations.
RPI buys MagicTouch and Kiosk
We are happy to announce that the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) purchased our MagicTouch software and an additional MagicTouch Kiosk. The RPI is a private research university and space-grant institution in Troy, New York, with additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut.
Federal Reserve Bank buys MagicTouch and Kiosk
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has equipped their “Money Museum” with our MagicTouch software and a MagicTouch Kiosk. The museum presents the lighter side of cold, hard cash. There is a machine that shreds old, unusable bills right before visitors’ eyes (the bank regularly shreds around $10 million a day). The resulting “mon-fetti” is then given to the guests as a souvenir. Across from this display, there is a huge glass cube that is stuffed with a million dollars in $1 bills. There is also a disused elevator shaft that has been filled with over $50,000 in coins, creating a cartoonish well of monies. Admittance to the museum is free and in fact, factoring in the sack of torn up money most guests leave with (usually consisting of around $400), this may be the only museum that pays you to visit.
New Chinese partner for MagicTouch
We welcome Suzhou SinoCheck Systems as new partner for MagicTouch in China. The company is one of the leading library self-service system suppliers in China and developed a new touch kiosk system, which will be bundled with MagicTouch.
Holiday Support
Please note our support times during German Christmas and New Year’s holidays. newsWorks support will be fully available except on December 25 and 26, 2018 and on January 1, 2019. docWorks support will not be available December 24, 2018 until January 1, 2019. We wish everyone a merry X-Mas and a happy New Year!

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Created: 12/19/2018 8:54


docWorks/Validator - Supported Client- and Server Operating Systems from January 2020


Dear Customers and Partners,

We would like to inform you we plan to phase out support for older Windows operation systems using our products docWorks and Validator. Here is our planned schedule: 

 Operating System

 CCS Support end

 Microsoft Support end

 Windows 7

 Jan. 2020

 Jan. 2020

 Windows 8.1

 Jan. 2020

 Jan. 2023

 Windows Server 2008

 Jan. 2020

 Jan. 2020

Therefore, from January 2020, only the following systems will be supported:

  • Client Operating System: Windows 10
  • Server Operating System: Windows Server 2012 (R2) or 2016 or 2019
  • Terminal Server for Client-Installations: Windows Server 2012 (R2) or 2016 or 2019

We need to make these changes so we can keep developing new services and features to improve our products for the user community.

What will happen from January 2020 to users of discontinued operating systems?

  • The previously released docWorks versions can still be used with the discontinued operating systems.
  • However, you will not receive updates.
  • The support from CCS is subject to some restrictions; no bug fixes because we deliver them with updates.
  • The support for the use and configuration of docWorks and Validator remains unchanged.

We recommend you plan to upgrade your operating systems three months before the expiration of our support dates listed above. We will be happy to assist you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if we can support you in your migration. 


With best regards,
Your docWorks Support Team


Created: 11/29/2018 12:44

The past months have been very productive and we are happy to share some great news with you. 

We wish you all the best,
The CCS team
NLM extends docWorks setup
We are proud to announce that the United States National Library of Medicine has decided to extend its docWorks setup. The NLM is the world's largest medical library. Its holdings comprise more than seven million volumes and include books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images.
MasonBreese uses docWorks
We are pleased to welcome the change management company MasonBreese as a new docWorks user. MasonBreese, based in Jersey and London, introduces docWorks to the financial world and will use our software to digitize and capture invoices.
DFG pilot project for StaBi Hamburg
From the end of 2018, the DFG will be awarding funding for the digitisation of historical newspapers from German-speaking countries. The applicant libraries must submit a sample of the material to be processed in the project, from which the DFG then assesses the OCR quality. In this pilot project, the Hamburg State and University Library drew on our expertise to ensure the best possible results.
Extended collaboration with DDD
We look forward to working even more closely with Digital Divide Data (DDD) in the future. DDD's mission is to offer people from underserved communities employment in the field of business process outsourcing, thus paving the way for them to become economically self-sufficient. We have been working with DDD for many years and look forward to continuing this success story.
AureXus uses docWorks
We are pleased to welcome the French service provider AureXus to the docWorks family. AureXus offers content digitization and conversion, 3D digitization and rendering, and interactive e-learning for the French-speaking market and we are delighted that they have chosen docWorks.
Deutsche Bundesbank uses newsWorks
We are very proud to welcome the Deutsche Bundesbank to our newsWorks family. The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and is part of the European System of Central Banks.
State Chancellery NRW uses newsWorks
We are pleased that the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia has also decided in favour of newsWorks. It is the state chancellery of the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet and is based in Düsseldorf.
Springfield-Green Library buys MagicBox
We are excited to announce that the Springfield-Greene County Library District in the USA has purchased a MagicBox. The SGCLD is a library system with 10 branches and a Mobile Library, serving residents of Springfield and Greene County, Missouri.
ZKM Karlsruhe buys second MagicBox
The Culture and Media Center ZKM Karlsruhe, which had recently purchased a first MagicBox, was so enthusiastic about the effects on visitor interaction and knowledge transfer that they have now ordered a second MagicBox Pro Edition.
"Pitts" buys MagicTouch Kiosk
The University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has purchased a MagicTouch Kiosk. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association of leading research-intensive North American universities established in 1900. The university's main building is the 163-meter-high Cathedral of Learning.
MagicBox at Frankfurt Book Fair
The Library of the University of Belgrade is exhibiting its MagicBox at the Serbian joint stand at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. The stand is located in Hall 5, has the number C135, and is looking forward to welcoming you.

Created: 10/5/2018 12:18

The past months have been very productive and we are happy to share some great news with you. 

We wish you all the best,
The CCS team
CDI extends docWorks setup
CD Imaging from Singapore is one of the most important archiving service providers in the Asian region. For their digitization center, which is already running docWorks software, they acquired an additional set of 10 licenses.
Digitization Services for BNL
We are proud to announce that Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg, the National Library of Luxembourg, has selected CCS as their service vendor for a new newspaper digitization project. We are looking forward to working on another project with BNL.
ZKM buys MagicBox
We are very pleased to announce that the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, has purchased a MagicBox. Founded in 1989, the ZKM houses two museums, three research institutes and a media center, combining research, production, exhibitions, events, archives and collections under one roof.
SLUB Dresden buys MagicBox
Another MagicBox was purchased by the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB). The SLUB is one of the largest libraries in Germany and is particularly known for its extensive work in the field of digitization.
ODU buys MagicBox
Another university has bought a MagicBox, the Old Dominion University in Virginia, USA. Established in 1930, ODU is today one of the largest universities in Virginia and one of the nation’s largest providers of online distance learning courses.
Cleveland Orchestra buys MagicBox
We are happy that the Cleveland Orchestra has also purchased a MagicBox. Called “America’s most understatedly amazing orchestra” by The New York Times, it is one of the five American orchestras informally referred to as the “Big Five”.
DESY buys MagicTouch Kiosk
The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (German Electron Synchrotron), commonly referred to by the abbreviation DESY, has purchased one of our MagicTouch Kiosks for their main research center in Germany. DESY operates particle accelerators and is publicly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany, the States of Germany, and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Created: 7/13/2018 11:49


The past months have been very productive and we are happy to share some great news with you. 

We wish you all the best,
The CCS team
Schleswig Holstein buys newsWorks
We are pleased to welcome the State Chancellery of Schleswig-Holstein as a new newsWorks customer. The State Chancellery works for the Prime Minister and coordinates the various ministries. At present, the State Chancellery employs 260 women and men.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern buys newsWorks (1)
We are happy to welcome the Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization of the state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a new newsWorks user. The "MEID MV", as it is rightly and necessarily abbreviated, is one of the state's 8 ministries and is located in Schwerin, known for its well-preserved historic center.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern buys newsWorks (2)
We are also happy to welcome another ministry from the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to our newsWorks user group. The Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health designs the framework for companies in order to improve the economic structure of the federal state. Trades, tourism and health care, technology and collaborative research as well as waste management and money laundering prevention are among the other key areas.
DFG extends newsWorks maintenance
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) has just extended their newsWorks Maintenance contract. The DFG is a German research funding organization and supports research in science, engineering, and the humanities through a variety of grant programs, prizes and by funding infrastructure. As of 2017, the organization consists of approx. 100 research universities and other research institutions.
Hessian extends newsWorks maintenance
Our newsWorks customer, the Hessian State Chancellery, also decided to expand their newsWorks maintenance. The State Chancellery is located in Wiesbaden in the former Grand Hotel Rose, which was specially prepared in 2004 for the State Chancellery.
Matica Srpska Library buys docWorks Basic
We welcome the Matica Srpska Library to our docWorks user group. The Matica Srpska Library is located in Novi Said and receives a copy of every published book in Serbia. The Library now holds more than 4 million publications.
Siegener Zeitung buys Digitization Services
The Siegener Zeitung was first published in 1823 and has a current circulation of 50,000 copies. The publisher has asked CCS to digitize and convert almost 2 million historical newspaper pages over the next two years.
Qatar National Library buys MagicBox
We are very excited to announce that the Qatar National Library has bought a MagicBox for their fantastic new building in Doha. The state-of-the-art library, designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, includes a variety of collaborative and individual learning spaces, digital media production facilities and a writing center.
Supreme Court buys MagicTouch Kiosk
The Colorado Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Colorado. Located in Denver, the Court consists of a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices. For their library, they bought our MagicTouch Kiosk to provide easy access to their holdings.

Created: 4/11/2018 9:43
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