BookReader and Extract OCR


I have some questions about the BookReader plugin: I’m working on a digital archive composed of scanned magazines which would be visualized through the Internet Archive BookReader plugin ( ).

My question is: Those PDFs are already OCR’d, do I still need to use the Extract OCR plug-in if I want them to be readable by the plugin? If I don’t need it, how could I make it work?

Another question: I don’t think I can install Extract OCR ( properly on my webserver (It’s a shared hosting service and I can’t seem to be able to install Poppler Utils, one of the requirements). Is it viable to extract these XML files on my local machine and then upload it to my webserver and then use Exctract OCR? Is it a valid workaround?

Best regards,