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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 11, 2021   9:00 - 10:00 am   Thursday
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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Savvy Researcher Workshops - University Library

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) transforms images with text such as scans of historical documents, books chapters, or even a handout from your class into machine readable and searchable data.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