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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) transforms images with text such as scans of historical documents, book chapters, or even a handout from your class into machine readable and searchable data.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.