Hamburg, December 14, 2006--CCS GmbH, a provider of content conversion and digitization services, and Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH, a developer and provider of advanced software solutions for libraries and information centers, have reached an agreement for the integration of CCS docWORKS with the DigiTool digital asset management tool from Ex Libris.
With its robust and flexible repository, the DigiTool solution includes facilities for the long-term archiving, management, and presentation of digital content. docWORKS converts content to a high-quality digital format while preserving the text, metadata, and compound structures of the original material. The collaboration between CCS and Ex Libris will enable DigiTool to support compound digital objects created by CCS in the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) format, rendering the DigiTool system a natural digital-asset environment for CCS customers. Similarly, DigiTool customers will be able to take advantage of the sophisticated technical services provided by CCS.
"CCS docWORKS complements DigiTool and will provide libraries with a faster and more efficient workflow," commented Ullrich Jüngling, sales director of Ex Libris (Deutschland). "Customers of both companies will benefit from this integrated solution."
CCS GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is a technology and service enterprise established in 1976. Offering a software suite that includes newsWORKS, docWORKS, and mediaWORKS, CCS provides cutting-edge technology for content conversion and digital preservation. Since 2005, CCS has partnered with the United States Library of Congress for the preservation of historical journals, in the largest digitization program worldwide. With its expertise in the digitization of library collections, CCS has a list of customers that includes Harvard University and the national libraries of Finland and Norway.
For additional information on CCS, see http://www.ccs-gmbh.de/index_e.htm.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers, with installations in 64 countries. ALEPH® 500, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1700 sites worldwide. MetaLib®, the information portal for library collections, and SFX®, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have collectively been purchased by over 1000 institutions in 40 countries. DigiTool, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde®, the electronic resource management system, have been warmly adopted by customers worldwide. The next-generation, user-centric Primo® discovery and delivery solution is the newest addition to the Ex Libris product suite.