LIMB Server

Software solution to process, enrich and convert cultural collections into digital assets

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LIMB Server overview

LIMB™ Server is a complete solution for Mass Digitization projects, including all the tools to manage, process, enrich, index and convert your documents into digital assets for long term archiving, digital libraries, e-publishing or print on demand (POD).

LIMB™ Server is the perfect solution for mass digitization projects with several scanners and multiple operators. Once installed on a server, LIMB™ Server is accessible by both a supervisor and multiple operators. According to your digitization requirements, the supervisor can assign each operator’s processing tasks and role, follow step by step each working stations and oversee the whole process.

LIMB™ Server was developed with a dedication to the digitization of all cultural and archival documents (books, archives, ledgers, newspapers, maps, photographs and artwork etc.). Existing image sets of  TIFF or JPEG files can be processed right alongside newly digitized materials adding value to your content with new structural metadata.

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LIMB SERVER typical workflow

 Typical content conversion Workflow using LIMB SERVER


LIMB™ Server benefits at glance:

LIMB™ Server was designed to make digitization easier, and more efficient. i2s DigiBook and Kirtas Technologies have joined their accumulated experience of more than 30 years of digitization projects and digitization factory to provide the state of the art content conversion solution for mass digitization projects.

LIMB™ Server offers several unique benefits for content owners or service bureaus such as:

 

PRODUCTIVITY

LIMB™ Server was developed with productivity and efficiency in mind in order to reduce digitization costs. Customizable production templates, automated batch processing, multi core high speed processing and ergonomic user interface makes LIMB™ the ideal solution for content conversion. LIMB™ SERVER multi user organization enable to assign dedicated task and roles to each operator increasing individual productivity and minimizing risk of errors.

Supervisors can track production progress in real time from the dashboard.

 

ADVANCED WORFLOW

With it’s multi user environment and the ability to build custom project template LIMB™ Server can operate multipleWorkflow based on each project requirements.

 

ERGONOMICS

LIMB™ Server has been designed to maximize the operator’s productivity and experience. The user interfaces are intuitive and easy to understand creating a richer user experience and better productivity. Limb being a unique platform for all conversion steps it is much easier for the operators to perform their tasks.

 

CONTENT VALUE

LIMB™ Server takes raw images out of the scanners and convert them to richer digital documents in multiple formats. During the conversion process metadata are automatically created and linked to the document for richer and fully indexed documents. LIMB™ supports many industry standards for the metadata management including METS/ALTO for structural and layout metadata description.

 

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ALL IN ONE

A unique tool to process, enrich, structure and convert your collection into digital assets.

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FAST

Multi-users; Multiple images processing in parallel ; Automatic processing

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INTUITIVE

The ergonomic of the software is made to be easy to use for non technical users

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COMPATIBLE

LIMB™ is compatible with all metadata standards, including METS, ALTO, DC, MODS

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VALUABLE

LIMB™ increases the value of the content while decreasing the cost of digitization

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IMPROVE

LIMB™ enhance the metadata, the content and the user experience

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Converting written content into digital assets with LIMB™ SERVER

 LIMB SERVER typical workflow

 

LIMB™ Server can process images from any source… manual or automatic scanners or cameras on the market. LIMB™ Server includes all of the necessary tools to process the image, enrich the metadata, structure the document and recognize text with OCR and convert the documents to multiple formats.

IMAGE PROCESSING

 

Limb processing tools for book digitization

LIMB Server includes both automatic and manual image processing for common tasks like :

  • Deskew,
  • Crop, resize,
  • Binary conversion,
  • Contrast, brightness,
  • Padding

More than 40 tools available to enhance and process your images 

 

Additionally LIMB™ Server provides unique image processing like :

Limb detect illustrations image enhancement to increase OCR accuracy

  • Background removal,
  • Page curvature correction,
  • Lighting correction,
  • Text centering,
  • Detection of illustrations.

LIMB™ Server can process entire collections effectively and quickly providing higher productivity and return on investment (ROI).

QUALITY ASSURANCE

LIMB™ Server’s automated image quality control analyzes each image for :

  • blur images,
  • over exposures,
  • duplication,
  • partial images.

As part of your quality procedure, LIMB™ Server provides all the tools to randomly review a set of images : Image defect tagging and reporting with a simple user interface, and rescan management utility which increases operator efficiency within the workflow.

DOCUMENT STRUCTURING

LIMB auto table of content and layout analysis

LIMB™ Server provides an easy to use interface for structural tagging (page numbers, covers, body, chapters, table of contents or illustrations, etc.), utilizing customizable templates, or by automatically reading the table of contents. The newly created metadata not only enriches the content, but makes the book more usable and can be exported in the METS files or pdf documents.

Page Validation Tool (PVT)

Based on a proprietary technology LIMB™ Server includes a page validation tool (PVT) to easily tag page number for a document and quickly identify duplicates or missing pages with in a document.

 Limb Page Validation Tool for detecting missing pages

O.C.R

The integrated I.R.I.S. professional OCR engine provides OCR capabilities in 137 languages. recognized text can be exported in ALTO, TEXT or embedded into a searchable PDF.

Optional modules are available for ABBYY version 9, or 10 Fine Reader engine, or the SAKHR engine for Arabic languages.

 

 

CONTENT CONVERSION

LIMB™ Server provides simultaneous multiple output, formats include :

Limb Content Conversion to multiple formats METS, ALTO, PDF, JPG2000

  • TIFF, Multi page TIFF
  • JPG,
  • JPEG 2000,
  • PDF, Searchable PDF, PDF-A
  • METS
  • ALTO
  • TEXT
  • and more

Output any combination of formats via the batch process with automatic export to a local directory or digital repository via FTP.

 

 

PUBLISHING

LIMB™ Imaging provides the module to publish your content, metadata and media files directly to YooLib™ digital repository (product sold separately), assigning categories and collections to the content. Custom connectors to other digital library platforms and repositories can be developed as a special service.

 

METADATA CREATION & MANAGEMENT

You can directly import descriptive metadata from your catalog or other OAI data files using Z39.50 protocol or use any of the following metadata file formats: MARC, MARC21, Dublin Core, csv, MODS. Once image processing and tagging are complete, Limb™ Desktop can export several structural metadata formats including METS, ALTO, Dublin Core, MODS. Limb™ provides customizable METS schemas for the ultimate flexibility.

LIMB Server overview

WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

Each workflow step can be set by the operator on a project basis. All settings can be saved as workflow template for re-use. A dashboard provides a complete and accurate picture of all ongoing projects and their status. Each project is being accessed directly by the operator for operating or control.

LIMB Server overview

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

SYSTEM Windows 7 or 8; Windows server 2008; Windows server 2012
64 bit
MEMORY Minimum 16 Gb Ram memory (24 Gb is recommended) for 5 concurrent users
PROCESSOR 8 cores recommended for 5 concurrent users
REMOTE DESKTOP Windows Remote Desktop licenses
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