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The online portal is a crowdsourcing and citizen sciene project to transcribe, enrich, annotate historical documents from the Europeana-Portal.

The idea behind is to enrich digitised historical material, allowing the contents to be read, searched and used. By enriching and improving the transcribers are competing with each other. was developed from 2018 to 2020 in the EnrichEuropeana project. Further improvement is in the making in the EnrichEuropeana+ project which started in 2021, and combines human expertise with artificial intelligence to make historical documents from the 19th century accessible.

The project is an Europeana Generic Services project and is financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

The project partner are:

  1. Austrian Institute of Technology – Austria
  2. Stichting Europeana –  Netherland
  3. Facts & Files
  4. Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk – Poland
  5. Read-Coop SCE – Austria
  6. The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars and the other members of Board, of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin – Ireland
  7. Dublin City Council – Ireland
  8. Uniwersytet Wrocławski – Poland
  9. State Archives in Zagreb – Croatia

Das Transkitptionstool Transcribe e1914-1918 wurde von Facts & Files und Olaf Baldini  als Prototyp für Europeana 1914-1918 entwickelt. Die Entwicklung wurde die Bundesbeauftragte für Kultur und Medien (BKM) finanziert. Für die Dokumente auf wurde das Tool neu entwickelt und am 7. November 2016 auf der Europeana Network Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Riga vorgestellt. Dort fand natürlich auch ein Transcribathon- Wettbewerb statt. Weitere Informationen dazu sind hier zu finden.