Acta_17 – Greifswald Supercharged

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Guess who is familiar with a thousand different writers, speaks German, Lower German and Latin and has a favour for 17th century manuscripts? That is the “Acta_17”-model created by Dirk Alvermann, Elisabeth Heigl and Anna Brandt of the University of Greifswald. Thanks to them the model is publicly available in Transkribus – feel free to […]

Transkribus in the Beyond 2022-project

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Beyond 2022 is an exciting project – triggered by a sad accident. In 1922 the Public Record Office in Dublin burned down – and thousands of invaluable historical documents got lost. Beyond 2022 – led by the Trinity College Dublin – is working on a virtual reconstruction of the archive – and its documents. Transkribus […]

Distance learning with Transkribus

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The Europäische Hansemuseum Lübeck carried out a project with school pupils where the students worked directly on the original sources of the Hanseatic cities via the Transkribus Webinterface. The history of the Hanseatic cities is part of the curriculum in schools but original sources in teaching are rare. With the Transkribus Webinterface the pupils can […]

Finding out more about undiscovered Hanse-documents with the help of Transkribus

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The Hanse-cities, a trade-group from the 13th to the 17th century, have left huge amounts of highly valueable historical documents to be discovered. Until today only a small portion of these documents has been researched by historians. Thanks to the “Hanse.Quellen.Lesen!”-project many more documents – and especially those from the 16th and 17th century are […]

Chronicling Novelty: A great crowd-sourcing project from the Netherlands

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A digital future for old news Two years ago, Erika Kuijpers (Amsterdam University) in collaboration with Judith Pollman (Leiden University) started the ambitious “Chronicling Novelty” project with the intention to digitize some three hundred local chronicles from the Dutch period of 1500-1850. Using the ScanTent, they photographed thousands of pages of chronicles in archives all […]

+ Try out Transkribus new recognition software PyLaia!

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Some of you might already have come across the word “PyLaia” in connection with Transkribus. Actually, it is one more recognition engine, which has been developed by UPVLC (Universitat Politècnica de València). PyLaia basically requires the same workflow as HTR+. First of all, please request the PyLaia training feature via info@readcoop.eu, by dropping us a […]

+ Entangled Histories Ordinances of the Low Countries

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In 2019 the KB National Library of the Netherlands welcomed the Researcher-in-Residence project Entangled Histories Ordinances of the Low Countries. Within this project, Annemieke Romein, Sara Veldoen and Michel de Gruijter studied early modern legislation, regarding volumes of printed texts. Transkribus was used in this project in order to make early modern printed texts (e.g. […]

+ Public model for Italian administrative hands

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We are happy to present a new public model for Italian administrative hands! It was created as a collaborative effort by Jake Dyble (Exeter/Pisa), Antonio Iodice (Exeter/Genoa), Sara Mansutti (Cork), and Rachel Midura (Virginia Tech). The model “Italian Administrative Hand, 1550-1700” was trained on a variety of Italian-language documents from state archives in Milan, Venice, […]

+ Students up for a research competition?

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We would like to make you aware of the Innovation in Archival Research Prize, that is organised by the National Archives of the Netherlands and the North Holland Archives. Within the scope of this research prize, the best demonstration of the value of the availability of large quantities of transcripts from the archives of the […]

+ More than 60 members already support the READ-COOP SCE

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The Transkribus community keeps growing, we have passed the 40.000 users mark recently, and so does the number of READ-COOP-members. We currently have more than 60 private persons and institutions, who decided to become a co-owner of READ-COOP SCE. Apart from getting discounts on services of the READ-COOP they also have the chance to actively […]

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