Import a Transkribus collection

    As an Arkindex user, it is possible to import your Transkribus collections on the Arkindex platform. There you will find the architecture of your collection (folder, page) and the transcriptions you have made.

    To import a Transkribus collection, you will first need to share that collection with the user arkindex@teklia.com in Transkribus, then log in with your Transkribus email and password on Arkindex, and enter the ID of the collection you want to import.

    Note: Depending on the instance of Arkindex, the user to whom you need to share the collections may be different. The user is reminded on the Transkribus import page.

    Share your collectionšŸ”—

    You will be asked to share your collections with the user arkindex@teklia.com. The sharing of your collections can be done with the Transkribus desktop application.

    Collections in the Transkribus application
    Collections in the Transkribus application

    At this stage we recommend that you note the collection ID. You will need it for the next steps. (In this example it would be 43135).

    Sharing a collection with the `arkindex@teklia.com` user Sharing a collection with the `arkindex@teklia.com` user
    Sharing a collection with the `arkindex@teklia.com` user

    Sharing the collection with this user allows us to import the collection smoothly without having to store your password or ask you to log into Transkribus several times.

    Please share your collections with the Editor role to ensure that we will be able to request an export from Transkribus before importing.

    Access the Transkribus import on ArkindexšŸ”—

    The Transkribus import page is available in the user menu, on the top right under your email. This menu appears when you hover over your email.

    Access transkribus import from Arkindex
    Access transkribus import from Arkindex

    Validate the user accountšŸ”—

    If this is the first time you're importing a collection from Transkribus, Arkindex will ask you to log in with your Transkribus email and password. This password will not be stored by Arkindex. It is only used to check that you are the owner of the Transkribus account. If the email and the password are correct, only your email will be stored on the Arkindex instance.

    Once you have successfully completed this step, your Transkribus email is saved by Arkindex and you will not need to log in again to import a collection (even if you change your Transkribus password). If you want to log in with another Transkribus account, you will need to go through this authentication process again.

    Register to a Transkribus account
    Register to a Transkribus account

    Import a Transkribus collectionšŸ”—

    If you have already registered your account, a new page is available. You will find there a reminder of the registered Transkribus email. From this page you can import a Transkribus collection or change your Transkribus account.

    Import a collection to Arkindex
    Import a collection to Arkindex

    Finally, you must enter the collection's Transkribus ID, which you can find in the Transkribus application. After checking that the collection ID is correct, you will be redirected to the import status page.

    Successful collection import
    Successful collection import

    Moreover, a new project is created with the name Transkribus collection nĀ°{collection ID}. By default, the project is not public, its description is empty and contains the following elements:

    • Volume that is the equivalent of the Transkribus folder
    • Page
    • Paragraph that is the equivalent of the Transkribus region
    • Text line

    Change the user accountšŸ”—

    If you want to import collections from a different Transkribus account, you can modify the Transkribus account linked to Arkindex. Arkindex will not store your password, only the e-mail address.

    Update account modal
    Update account modal