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My welcome letter mentions that we get a free OCR unit. What is this?

Applies to
  • CONTENTdm 
  • OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition
  • An OCR unit allows you to extract searchable text from images using the CONTENTdm Project Client
  • You may activate only one  Project Client per OCR unit. Your OCR unit can process up to 10 thousand pages per month.
  • In order for OCR to be implemented, each collection would need at least one designated field with a data type of Full Text Search.  This can be either existing fields or a new field of your choice.


Additional information

For more information about activating and using the OCR unit features in the Project Client, see Using OCR.

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