Tech Documentation

'Scanning' Archive

Use ABBYY Fine Reader for Complex OCR

Posted September 17, 2021

Librarians, archivists, and academic researchers use ABBYY Fine Reader to digitize and analyze archival collections. It is installed on the computers in the Digital Media and Collaboration Lab in Carpenter Library and available when this lab is open. ABBYY Fine Reader’s advanced OCR Editor has features that make it possible to successfully OCR documents that […]

Making Accessible Scans

Posted August 3, 2021
 example of a picture of text getting reconized as text

The Canon copiers at Bryn Mawr College automatically apply English-language Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to new scans and other campus tools can successful OCR documents in other languages. However, OCR only works if the scans are of decent quality. This article explains how to create scans that can be successfully converted by OCR software. What […]

Basics of Using a Canon Multifunction

Posted June 16, 2021

This article has been retired. Please see the Other Canon Features section of Printing at Bryn Mawr College for the most up-to-date information.   Questions? If you have any additional questions or problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk! Phone: 610-526-7440 Email: help@brynmawr.edu Location: Canaday Library 1st Floor

Scan Papers Using a Smartphone App

Posted September 9, 2020

Related Video on LinkedIn Learning: Capture Photos with Office Lens Particularly during remote teaching and learning, it is common for faculty and students to share a scanned version of a document or assignment for which they have a hard copy (e.g. notes, equations, handwritten work, etc.). Office Lens offers a secure way to scan and […]

Scanning from Adobe Acrobat Pro in Canaday Library – Windows

Posted January 5, 2012

If you would like to learn more about using the scanners in Canaday Library, we offer instructions on how to scan to a Windows computer using Adobe Acrobat Pro, which is provided on all public access computers with attached scanners. For more information, please see below.