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Scan Tech Studio

This guide provides orienting information and tutorials for the Digitization and Text Recognition Hub in the PCL Scholars Lab.



The Scholars Lab houses the Scan Tech Studio, which functions as a self-service facility for independent user digitization, image processing, and text recognition-based scholarship. This facility provides access to scanning equipment and software to cater to a variety of digitizing requirements. Patrons are encouraged to explore the Equipment and Software pages on the lefthand menu for a comprehensive list of available resources.


 With the Scan Tech Studio at the Scholars Lab, you can:

  • Learn how to use scanners effectively for independent digitization projects, including learning about the copyright implications for your project.
  • Learn and use software for creating machine-readable documents (with optical character recognition or handwritten text recognition: OCR/HTR).
  • Learn about and apply digital methods to machine-readable materials.
  • Manage and preserve the outputs of your digitization and analysis.


Hours of Operation: Please visit UT Libraries Hours page for information on the hours of operation. Hours are subject to change.

Individual & Small Group Consultations

The Scan Tech Studio has expert staff who can help you think through different aspects of a digital project. For advice on copyright, equipment usage, project design, data management, or guidance on complex projects, please use this form to get started.

For one-on-one consultations and small group consultations, we recommend that you get in touch at least 48 hours in advance.


  • If you are interested to reserve the entire Studio space for teaching, conducting workshops or other activities, please use this form or contact the Scholars Lab Librarian at least two weeks in advance of the requested date.

Scholars Lab Librarian

Middle Eastern Studies Librarian & History Coordinator

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Dale J. Correa
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This guide was originally created by the Global Studies Digital Projects GRA, Jyotsna Vempati, and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian & History Coordinator, Dale J. Correa.

The guide is maintained by the Scan Tech Studio Working Group.

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