Getting started with Transkribus

The guide that gets you started with Transkribus.
Learn how to set up and manage your account and get Transkribus up and running.
Before you start

You have two options to use Transkribus

Expert Client

The Expert Client is the standalone version of Transkribus with the full power of the Transkribus platform. It works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Transkribus lite

Transkribus lite is the web version of Transkribus with enhanced usability. Many of the beloved features from the Transkribus Expert Client can be used also in Transkribus lite.

All your work that is saved in your READ COOP account can be accessed through the Expert Client and Transkribus lite

Getting started

In the following two videos you learn how to use the Transkribus Expert Client or Transkribus Lite. For this, you should first decide whether you want to use the Expert Client for more advanced purposes or Transkribus Lite in your browser with enhanced usability.

Transkribus Expert Client

Transkribus Lite

Setting up your Account

Signing up

Registering a free Transkribus account is easy just sign up for free or log in to an existing account.

Managing your account

Once you have signed up, you can manage your account from your account page. You can view your recent orders, see your READ COOP Membership and your current subscriptions, manage your addresses or edit your account details.

All documents uploaded to Transkribus are “private”, which means that no one except you has access to them.

We fully support all EU directives on data protection and privacy. We will respect your privacy and only use the data to improve our services and support research in humanities and computer science!