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Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv Archivo del la Corona de Aragon armarium codicum bibliophilorum Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Benediktinerkollegium Bibioteca vaticana apostolica Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Biblioteca Comunale Biblioteca del Sancro Convento Biblioteca Lambert Mata Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne Bibliothèque de Genève Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire Bibliotheque municipale dArras Bibliothèque nationale de France Bibliothèque Royale Bodleian Library Burgerbibliothek Corpus Christi College Dombibliothek Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina Domschatz der St.-Ursen-Kathedrale Eisenbibliothek Eton College Library Fondation Martin Bodmer Guelf. Harry Ransom Center Houghton Library Kantonsbibliothek Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau Kath. Pfarrei St. Clemens Kath. Pfarrei St. Kunibert Kath. Pfarrei St. Margareta Kath. Pfarrei St. Maria Königin Kath. Pfarrei St. Martin Kath. Pfarrei St. Martinus Kath. Pfarrei St. Remigius KeyesSPR2017 Médiathèque du Valais Ministerialbibliothek Northwestern University Library Oxford University Libraries Parker Library Pius XII Library Provinzarchiv Schweizer Kapuziner Luzern Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania St. Lambertus Staatsarchiv Staatsarchiv Aargau Staatsarchiv Freiburg Staatsbibliothek Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz Stadtbibliothek Stanford University Libraries Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers) Stiftsbibliothek Stiftskirche St. Michael The Scottish National Memorial to David Livingstone Universitätsbibliothek University of Oregon unknown Walters Art Museum Yale University Library Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Zentralbibliothek

Welcome to T‑PEN

A New Tool for the Digital Humanities

T‑PEN is a web-based tool for working with images of manuscripts. Users attach transcription data (new or uploaded) to the actual lines of the original manuscript in a simple, flexible interface.


  • Is an open and general tool for scholars of any technical expertise level
  • Allows transcriptions to be created, manipulated, and viewed in many ways
  • Collaborate with others through simple project management
  • Exports transcriptions as a pdf, XML(plaintext) for further processing, or contribute to a collaborating institution with a click
  • Respects existing and emerging standards for text, image, and annotation data storage
  • Avoids prejudice in data, allowing users to find new ways to work

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