Wednesday, 07. November 2018, 14:00 - 17:00

Vienna Scanathon 2018

7 November 2018 – Digitizing historical documents? There's an app for that!

The READ project’s exciting new device known as the ScanTent, along with the corresponding DocScan mobile app, allows users to take high quality images of historical documents with their own mobile phones. During Vienna's first Scanathon,hosted by the ACDH, prospective users get a unique opportunity to get to know and try out the brand-new prototypes.

Developed by researchers at Computer Vision Lab of TU Vienna, the ScanTent and DocScan are designed to facilitate fast, simple and mobile on demand digitization for archival work and other digitization tasks. The Scanathon is organized in cooperation between the ACDH and the READ project as part of the 2018 Transkribus User Conference and is open to the public.

Users are invited to bring their own documents and material for digitization during the hands-on part.

Please note that the registration for the Vienna Scanathon 2018 is now closed, as all available places have been filled.




Words of Welcome


Claudia Resch, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities


Words of Welcome from the coordinator of READ


Günter Mühlberger, University of Innsbruck


Introducing the ACDH-ÖAW Digitization Centre


Daniel Schopper, ACDH


Introducing the ScanTent and the DocScan App


Maria Kallio, National Archives of Finland
Louise Seaward, University College of London


Scanning Session


Practice digitizing documents with DocScan and the ScanTent


Coffee Break




Feedback Session


Give us your feedback on DocScan and the ScanTent