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All workshops for the Spring 2021 semester will be taught synchronously and online using Zoom. In order to attend our workshops, you will need a NetID assigned to you from UIUC and you will need to login to your Zoom account to "activate" it. 

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You may also request workshops for courses, graduate student study groups, and departmental events, etc. Workshop request are limited to sessions that will include at least five people. You can review a list of the Spring 2021 workshops including the descriptions. If you have questions, please contact savvyresearcher@library.illinois.edu

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PLEASE NOTE: Registration must be completed the day before the workshop by 9:00 A.M. e.g., for a Thursday workshop, you must register by Wednesday at 9:00 A.M.. For Monday workshops, you will need to register by Friday at 9:00 A.M.

 

Introduction to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Searchable PDFs

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Topic
information management
Sponsor
University Library - Scholarly Commons
Location
Zoom meeting invite will be sent the business day before the workshop is scheduled.
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 2, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm   Tuesday
Speaker
Mallory Untch and Ben Ostermeier, Scholarly Commons Graduate Assistants
Cost
free
Registration
Registration Form
Contact
Scholarly Commons
E-Mail
sc@library.illinois.edu
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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) transforms images with text such as scans of historical documents, books chapters, or even a handout from your class into machine readable and searchable data.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, including a demonstration of performing OCR with Adobe Acrobat Pro. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to identify which OCR software is suitable for your needs. https://guides.library.illinois.edu/OCR

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ALL WORKSHOPS ARE SPONSORED BY THE GRADUATE COLLEGE AND RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SERVICES AND THE SCHOLARLY COMMONS, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY.

 

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