This calendar includes events sponsored by the Scholarly Commons as well as those by
our campus partners.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) transforms images with text such as scans of historical documents, books chapters, or even a handout from your class into machine readable and searchable data.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