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CONTENTdm options

CONTENTdm is flexible and extensible, offering a number of options to help you create an outstanding digital collection. Explore the options available for CONTENTdm and decide what’s best for your project and organization.

Explore your options

Available options Decision points
Licensing options Select your licensing level based on your digital collection’s current size and future plans.
Hosting Services Decide if you’d prefer OCLC staff to install and manage your CONTENTdm installation by selecting CONTENTdm Hosting Services or if you’d prefer to run the software on a local server.
OCR Extension If you’d like to integrate optical character recognition (OCR) with collection building, consider the OCR Extension. When viewed, items prepared with this feature will display highlighted search terms within the image.
Cold and Development Servers For those who want a backup instance of their CONTENTdm site, or those that want a complete development environment, consider a CONTENTdm Cold or Development Server license.
OCLC Connexion digital import If you’d like to enable catalogers to use OCLC’s Connexion cataloging service to add digital items to CONTENTdm collections during standard cataloging workflows, consider the Connexion digital import.
Web Harvester If you’d like a tool that allows you to harvest born-digital items from the Web and add them to your CONTENTdm collection, take a closer look at the Web Harvester.

Related services

OCLC offers a range of options to support the entire digital life cycle, from planning and processing all the way through to archiving.

If you’re interested in secure, managed storage of your master files and digital originals, learn more about OCLC’s Digital Archive. If you need to harvest Web-based content, OCLC's Web Harvester is the tool for capturing this content.

For more information, please contact your OCLC representative, your nearest OCLC office or e-mail us.

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