As a genealogist, I have my fair share of copied and printed material that range from family history books and stories to documentation. I am fine with most of the material simply being stored as digital images of the work; however, there are situations where I prefer to take the document and turn it into a Word document (doc) for easy distribution and sharing. In these instances, I use Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Continue reading
Host: Barry J. Ewell, Digitizing family history and heritage #12: Voice recognition and OCR, introduces how to use the concepts to advance digital preservation in new ways from oral histories to written content.