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a simple django project for interacting with the Transkribus-API to search and read documents hosted and processed by Transkribus


  1. clone the repo git clone
  2. create and activate a virtual environment
  3. install the dependencies pip install -r requirements.txt
  4. provide the needed TRANSKRIBUS settings via environment variables (see below as well as acdh-django-transkribus)
  5. start the developement server python runserver


Basically your user name and password and the ID of the collection you'd like to expose by the current application.

    "user": "",
    "pw": "mytranskribuspassword",
    "col_id": "43497",
    "base_url": ""


building the image

  • docker build -t schnitzlerzeitungen:latest .
  • docker build -t schnitzlerzeitungen:latest --no-cache .

running the image

To run the image you should provide an .env file to pass in needed environment variables; see example below:

  • docker run -it -p 8020:8020 --env-file env.secret --name schnitzlerzeitungen schnitzlerzeitungen:latest