Documentation

Using Transkribus
All transcriptions were made with the help of the tool Transkribus. For handwritten material, all text was transcribed manually (see credits). For early-modern prints, the HTR model Noscemus was used, but the result was corrected manually. A fully searchable interface is provided on read&search.

Image viewers are provided by Vikus viewer (on Github). Image tagging was made in ICAT – Image Categorization Utility (on Github). This tool was designed by Mike Bennett exclusively for this purpose and this project. Bibliographic metadata is provided through a Zotero library (to be made publicly available soon).

Integration of all visual and textual sources into the SCTA (Scholastic Commentaries and Texts Archive) is in development.

All IIIF services are hosted by the Bibliotheca Hertziana and were structured using two scripts (here and here) by Raffaele Viglianti and Giacomo Marchioro.

A document for the explanation of the vocabulary used for the tagging of image metadata is provided here as PDF and HTML.

See also:
  • Presentation on ICAT and SCTA within the workshop From Data to Wisdom IIIF Reader: Multilevel Visualization Research on Vimeo
  • IIIF community call on Transkribus on YouTube
  • IIIF conference presentation on SCTA and images on YouTube
Comprehensive historical research related to this project and further bibliography is found in:

Christoph Sander, Magnes: der Magnetstein und der Magnetismus in den Wissenschaften der Frühen Neuzeit. Mittellateinische Studien und Texte 53. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020. (partially OpenAccess).