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Tim Strehle

DC-X offers a comprehensive web service API which is based on the Atom Publishing Protocol (RFC 5023) and OpenSearch 1.1 standards – basically XML over HTTP. This means two things: Skipping the browser user interface, you can read and search for DC-X documents (and other information) in any RSS reader (including the RSS readers integrated […]

Tim Strehle

DC-X is built on a solid foundation – well-established (and mostly open source) software. Here’s a list of the components that form the basis of DC-X: The DC-X source code is written in the open source language PHP. Its web browser user interface and web service API are delivered by the open source Apache web […]

Tim Strehle

Content is imported (ingested/catalogued) into DC-X using one of these methods: Users or automated processes are dropping files and folders into „hotfolders“ monitored by DC-X. Users are manually uploading files using the DC-X browser interface. Users are creating new text documents in the web-based DC-X editor. DC-X is fetching remote data via HTTP in the […]

Tim Strehle

An unlimited number of publications can be set up in DC-X, along with metadata related to the publication itself (name, short name, platform, aggregation type, publisher, ISSN, eISSN, hierarchical list of sections/subsections or web channels). A document can be assigned any number of publication data records so that you can track how often it has […]

Tim Strehle

The „assets“ (as in „Digital Asset Management“), the main entities of any DAM system, are called „documents“ in DC-X: Database records containing text content along with structured metadata, and with zero or more attached files (stored in the filesystem, not in the database). All content is stored in Unicode, encoded as UTF-8, meaning that almost […]

Tim Strehle

[We’re currently preparing a Technical Whitepaper on our new DC-X product, and will write parts of it on this blog. Feedback is welcome. Please note: While we wouldn’t usually edit regular blog posts, we’ll probably modify the parts of this series regularly to mirror the evolving whitepaper.] This chapter summarizes the most important features and […]

Tim Strehle

Those who know our products are aware that we’ve partnered with Oracle for a very long time. While in the beginning there was DC3 with its proprietary, but very fast and efficient fulltext search engine, our DC4 and DC5 product lines relied heavily on Oracle Text. (With the exception of a few PostgreSQL-based installations, integrated […]

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Gemeinsam mit dem Hamburger Systemintegrator SNAP Innovations starten wir jetzt an der Technischen Universität Dortmund ein sehr interessantes Cross-Media-Projekt. Ab dem kommenden Sommersemester werden die Studierenden im Fachbereich Journalistik mit DC-X als zentralem Newsdesk in den Bereichen Print, Online, TV und Radio arbeiten. Im Februar beginnen wir mit der Installation und bis Mitte April werden […]

Tim Strehle

[For our English-speaking readers: I’m linking to a German article on central and cross-media news desks.] Die taz schreibt sehr schön über Newsrooms in Redaktionen: Die Mauer musste weg (gefunden über turi2): „An langen Tischreihen, dem Balken, sitzen in schwarzen Anzügen die Chefs vor den 69 Flachbildschirmen und sprechen ab, welche Inhalte wie wann über […]