Optical character recognition software in library mobile apps

Jim Hahn, Nathaniel Ryckman

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article


In order to reach out to the digital generation, libraries can develop mobile applications that more efficiently connect campus assignments with library resources. One approach in making this connection is through the use of optical character recognition (OCR) software. Optical
character recognition is software that allows a computer to create text strings out of scanned images or, in our case, an image that is captured with a library user’s smart phone. Research and development tasks include studying how mobile applications powered by OCR software and a recommendation database will help students connect and integrate library resources into their work.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
JournalIFLA World Library and Information Congress
StatePublished - 2012
EventIFLA World Library and Information Congress 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Aug 11 2011Aug 17 2012


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