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Due to COVID-19, we have canceled the rest of the spring 2020 semester workshops. We are working to have alternative online content to support your research and teaching available soon. Please watch this space for announcements.
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Making Searchable PDFs Using OCR
- Event Type
- digital humanities
- University Library - Scholarly Commons
- 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.
- Mar 27, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 pm
- Xena Becker and Mallory Untch, Graduate Assistants, Scholarly Commons
- Scholarly Commons
Searchable PDFs can make research faster and easier and making them is easy when you use optical character recognition (OCR) software. This workshop demonstrates the basic uses of OCR software and gives an overview of OCR software available in the Scholarly Commons. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to identify which OCR software is suitable for your needs and understand how to use the central features of two OCR software. https://guides.library.illinois.edu/OCR