Case of the 35 Gigabyte Digital Record: OCR and Digital Workflows

by Kelley F. Rowan, Florida International University

This presentation was given at the Panhandle Library Access Network’s (PLAN) Innovation Conference: Digitization- Preserving the Past for the Future Conference on August 14th, 2015. The presentation uses a specific collection of directories as a case study of the complications librarians and archivists face in digitizing older materials that may also be quite large, such as a directory. Prime OCR and Abbyy Fine Reader are discussed and their pros and cons covered. Troubleshooting and editing with Adobe Photoshop is also discussed.


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