What is the digitization?
Digitization is the process of converting
information into a digital format. In this format,
information is organized into discrete units of data
that can be separately addressed. This is
the binary data that computers and many devices
with computing capacity can process.
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitizing
Steps of digitization
1. Choose the book you want to digitize.
2. Choose an OCR software (GO!)
3. Scan your book (Choose the devise. Scanner,
compact device, digital camera, IRIScan) (GO!)
4. Optical Character Recognition (image)
5. Correction (image1) (image2)
6. Save as a text searchable PDF document
See another versions:
Text and images
Text and images can be digitized similarly:
a scanner captures an image (which may be an image
of text) and converts it to an image file, such as
a bitmap. An optical character recognition (OCR)
program analyzes a text image for light and dark
areas in order to identify each alphabetic letter or
numeric digit, and converts each character into
an ASCII code.
Choose an OCR software
There are a lot of softwares to digitize your
On Wikipedia there is comparison list of optical
character recognition softwares. Check it out!
(I recommend you the ABBYY FineReader.)
If you don’t want to buy (or download) a
software, here’s a free online OCR:
What is OCR?
OCR (optical character recognition) is the
recognition of printed or written text characters by
a computer. This involves photoscanning of the
text character-by-character, analysis of the
scanned-in image, and then translation of the
character image into character codes, such as
ASCII, commonly used in data processing.
What is ASCII?
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information
Interchange) is the most common format for
text files in computers and on the Internet. In an
ASCII file, each alphabetic, numeric, or special
character is represented with a 7-bit binary number
(a string of seven 0s or 1s). 128 possible characters
How to scan the book
With scanner: http://www.wikihow.com/Scan-a
With one compact device:
With digital camera:
How to digitize a book:
How to chop and scan a book:
Scanning text using OCR software:
How to OCR PDFs easily with Acrobat Batch OCR:
How to digitize a million books
How to put a scanned doc into PDF format
Some OCR softwares include
PDF format to save.
Have a good reading on
your digital device!
Made by Mario Laskovics (2012.04.03)