By Valerie H Wallace, on 22 September 2010
The Transcription Desk has been live for two weeks and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive! People across the world have been discussing Transcribe Bentham in blog posts, press articles, tweets, facebook updates and in reading groups. We now have a page on this site dedicated to publicity for the information of users and interested parties.
The Transcription Desk has had nearly 2000 hits from visitors in 47 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Asia and Africa. We have 156 registered users who have started transcribing nearly 150 manuscripts. Our most popular manuscripts are those in the early/ easy and Moral Philosophy categories; specifically those from Box 27, which includes documents on jurisprudence, happiness, punishment and reward. Users have also transcribed manuscripts on the principle of utility, English Common Law, political economy and the Catholic Church. See which manuscripts you fancy transcribing and check out our Benthamometer for a more detailed breakdown of our progress so far.
Our top transcriber is currently Maureencallahan who has already racked up 2700 points for her contributions! Snefnug and Auto-icon are in joint second place with 2600 points. See if you can overtake them by registering now!