The transcription tool allows all users of e-manuscripta.ch 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 e-manuscripta.ch, 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.