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CONTENTdm release notes, June 2021

Release Date: June 22, 2021

We are pleased to announce a new version of the CONTENTdm Project Client. The new client includes several enhancements including improved security and support for new technologies requested by the community. The current CONTENTdm Project Client version 6.x will be discontinued on 31 December 2021.

The new client includes:

  • Support for larger images
  • A new Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine
  • Faster and larger bulk processing capabilities
  • Better support for PDF file formats
  • The ability to install without requiring Windows Administrator privileges
  • Automatic thumbnail generation for MP4 files
  • Support for TLS 1.2 secure communications, .NET 4.8 framework, and Federal Information Process Standards (FIPS) encryption

Please see Download the Project Client for more information.

Note: If you are a current OCR user, you will need to request a new OCR license code once the new version of Project Client is installed.

OCR issues identified with this version of Project Client

We’ve identified problems with the built-in OCR function in this June release of Project Client (7.0.32.0). If your workflow relies on OCR-produced transcripts, please continue using your old version of Project Client (6.x) until this issue is resolved. If you have already started using this June release, please delay your OCR related projects if you can. We expect to have a new release to fix the OCR issue (along with a few other bug fixes) soon. Else, if your projects can’t wait, please contact CDM-Product@oclc.org to try our pre-release.

As a result of this, we will be extending the original discontinuation date of December 31, 2021 for Project Client 6.X to a later date.

 

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