Related product Digital Collections (CONTENTdm)

Installing the CONTENTdm 6 Project Client

CARLI has purchased one copy of the CONTENTdm Project Client for each CARLI library; libraries may have purchased additional licenses for Project Clients. If you find that you need additional copies of the Project Client, please contact the for a price quote.

For questions about the installation procedures outlined below, please contact the .

System Requirements for the CONTENTdm Project Client

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (or Internet connection for downloading .NET 3.5)
  • Microsoft Windows XP with SP2 or SP3 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit, or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit. For sites processing large volumes of files, 64-bit operating system is recommended.
  • Minimum 512MB RAM on Windows XP; 1GB RAM recommended. Minimum 1GB RAM on Windows Vista or Windows 7; 2GB RAM recommended. For sites processing large volumes of files, 4GB RAM is recommended.
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation (a portion of this disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard drive)
  • Minimum display resolution of 1024 × 768
  • 256Kbps or faster connection
  • Acrobat Reader® 7.0 or later

Installing a New Copy of the Project Client 

Step 1: Download the CONTENTdm 6 Project Client

  1. Contact the  for the URL where you can download the executable file for the CONTENTdm 6 Project Client.

  2. If you are on campus at an I-­‐Share library, you should automatically be prompted to download the software. (If you are prompted to authenticate, choose your institution and enter your personal library barcode.)

  3. Download the file to your PC. Choose a location that you will be able to find easily. Note that this is a large file and will take several minutes to download.

Step 2: Install the CONTENTdm 6 Project Client

  1. Double-click on the application file called “” to unzip the file and launch the installer. This may take a few minutes while the program configures the Windows Installer.
  2. You may see a warning that the publisher of the software cannot be verified. If so, click “Run” to run the installer.
  3. You may need to install the Microsoft. NET framework. The installation software will tell you if you need to take this step. If you do need to install the .NET framework it will look something like this:
    Install Shield Wizard window
    Note: Installing the .NET Framework may take several minutes.
  4. Once the .NET framework has been installed you will see the following window:
    Welcome to the Install Shield Wizard window
  5. Click “Next” to start the installation of the CONTENTdm Project Client.
  6. Read and accept the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA). Then click “Next.” 
    License Agreement window
  7. On the next screen, enter your name, company name, and the serial number for the Project Client. If you do not have a copy of the serial number, please contact the . After you have entered the required information, click “Next.”
    Customer Information window with User name, Organization and Serial Number
  8. Choose the folder in which you want to install the CONTENTdm Project Client, or accept the default location. Click “Next.”
  9. Click “Next” to install in the Project Client. This may take several minutes.
    Install Shield Wizard install status window
  10. After file have installed, click Finish to exit the installer.
  11. Run the CONTENTdm Project Client from Start > All Programs > OCLC > CONTENTdm Project Client or create a shortcut on your desktop.


The CONTENTdm Project Client has a feature that automatically checks for new versions of the client every time it is opened. If there is a new version available, you will automatically be prompted to install it. Note that you need to be logged into the machine as an administrator to install new versions.

Sometimes the updates will ask for a serial number. This will be the same serial number used for all previous version of the Project Client (formerly the Acquisition Station). Please contact the if you need the serial number.