I have a question regarding the integration of Tropy with Transkribus.
I am working in a team of research navigators at the University of Basel where we advise research projects from the humanities and social sciences on digital methods. We often recommend Tropy for image organization due to the flexible metadata options and easy export to Omeka S for presentation. A scenario we have encountered frequently is the following: images are organized and described in Tropy but then a transfer to Transkribus is required for ATR and sometimes textual annotation. The corresponding workflow is cumbersome:
- Manually import a Tropy item into Transkribus.
- Manually map the ATR output from Transkribus to the items/images in Tropy (either as an item/image’s metadata field, or note, or external reference).
Skipping the second step entails significant information loss and is thus not recommended. Ideally there would be an option to export/import projects/items from Tropy to Transkribus, on the export side perhaps similar to the Omeka S plugin for Tropy. But before we start developing such a solution (or a workaround), I wanted to ask here whether we miss a simpler or more obvious approach.