The Scholarly Commons (Room 306, Main Library)
Information about purchasing ABBYY FineReader 12
ABBYY FineReader Support Languages
Library of Congress Digital Preservation Blog Post
LibGuide: Digital Historian Series: Using Digital Tools for Archival Research
Tips For Improving OCR Quality from ABBYY Website:
Buying the software:
The software is not available from the University of Illinois WebStore. The software is available online from the developer for $399.99 at https://www.abbyy.store
Any unique hardware requirements or mandatory accessories:
You must have a scanner of high enough-quality to capture the details needed for OCR. The ABBYY website lists scanners that have been tested for use with the software.
Using it in a lab:
This software is currently not available for use in any University of Illinois all-purpose computer labs, but is available for use in the Scholarly Commons.