IAP 2009: Make your Paper File Cabinets Searchable: How to Manage Paper and Electronic Documents Effectively

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With personal computers and scanners, paper documents can be easily digitized, efficiently managed, and integrated with electronic documents. Many drawers of documents can be stored in a laptop computer or a passport-sized pocket hard drive, together with electronic documents retrieved from online resources. Paper documents can be converted into PDF files and made searchable through character recognition software. Documents may then be found through a keyword search, and the original scanned images can be viewed and printed as needed.

We will discuss the digitization of paper documents, search technologies, and document management, as well as how to combine the best properties of paper and digital media.

WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 5 – 6pm

WHERE: DIRC, 14N-132

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 participants.

Contact Ryuji Suzuki or Remlee Green with any questions.