In the University of Alaska's Rasmuson library there is a significant unpublished manuscript about Kamchatka by Кири́лл Тимофе́евич Хле́бников. I find Russian cursive challenging to read, so I copied the manuscript and uploaded it to WikiSource so that the text could be transcribed. Then I learned the Russian WikiSource has stricter rules about unpublished documents than the English WikiSource; novel research by notable authors is disallowed. The content was quickly marked for deletion.

What other tools or resources exist online for collaboratively transcribing Russian manuscripts? I specify collaborative and online, because hiring a literate individual to copy out the text might be prohibitively expensive.

  • If this manuscript is so important that this labor should be paid.
    – Nakilon
    Jan 28, 2018 at 5:58

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Have you looked at https://transkribus.eu/Transkribus/? Looks like it is what you need.

  • Good link, I appreciate it! Mar 18, 2019 at 20:20

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