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"": Transcription Tool

Independent transcription of digitized manuscripts




About the project

The transcription tool allows all users of to independently enter transcriptions of the digitized manuscripts published on the platform. Thanks to the detailed instructions provided, users can quickly learn how to use the tool. The editorial team carries out a quality check and then releases the page. All pages that are filled with full text are searchable after activation, making the contents of the published titles easier to find.

The service is integrated into, the platform for digitized manuscript sources from Swiss libraries and archives, which is jointly operated by the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, the Universitätsbibliothek Basel and the Swiss National Library.


Zentralbibliothek Zürich

ETH-Bibliothek Zürich

Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek NB

Universitätsbibliothek Basel

Key data

  • Citizen Science
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Open Access
  • Qualitätskontrolle
  • Gratiszugang
  • Nachhaltige Archivierung

Project management

Dr. phil. Alexa Renggli
Produktionsmanagement Digitalisierung
Leiterin Geschäftsstelle

Zentralbibliothek Zürich
Zähringerplatz 6
CH-8001 Zürich