Introduction to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Searchable PDFs
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) transforms images with text such as scans of historical documents, book chapters, or even a handout from your class into machine readable and searchable data. OCR opens up a realm of possibilities for research and accessibility. This workshop demonstrates the basic uses of OCR software and gives an overview of OCR software available in the Scholarly Commons, and you will get an opportunity to try both ABBYY FineReader and Adobe Acrobat. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to identify which OCR software is suitable for your needs and have an understanding of the OCR process.
Related LibGuide: Introduction to OCR and Searchable PDFs by Scholarly Commons
- Thursday, April 6, 2023
- 12:00pm - 12:50pm
- Time Zone:
- Central Time - US & Canada (change)
- Ryan Yoakum and Jason Smith, Scholarly Commons Graduate Assistants
- Savvy Researcher - IN-PERSON workshop Main Library 314 (Map )
- Main Library
THIS SESSION WILL BE TAUGHT IN-PERSON (314 MAIN LIBRARY)
- Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
- Watch a quick video on how to get to 314 Library
- ADA Accessibility Map of the Main Library
- Google Maps directions to the Main Library