Scanning & Ocr

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Scanning & OCR Technical Documentation

Contributor(s): Chris Bell, Ben Deitle, Than Grove

Scanning involves digitizing texts or images by using a scanner. Scanning is an easy way to produce PDFs of originally print publications for broader dissemination. THL relies heavily on scanning to digitize journals and books that are either out of print, or to which we have secured copyright permission to reproduce. In addition, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) can be used to actual interpret the text and produce word processing documents with the scanned text. A separate use of scanning technology is to scan print pictures, negatives, or slides for digitizing photography that wasn't originally digital.


For scanning images:

For scanning texts in general:

For scanning microfiche:

For Doing OCR to Make Digitized Texts Searchable

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