Transcribe Bentham progress update, 9 to 15 July 2011

By Tim Causer, on 15 July 2011

Welcome to the progress update for 9 July to 15 July 2011, during which time quite a bit has been going on.

First of all, the Benthamometer shows that 1,581 manuscripts have been transcribed, of which 1,330 (84%) are complete and locked. Box 35 has proven to be the most popular during the last week.

Congratulations to Diane Folan, who has just transcribed her 700th manuscript – a quite heroic effort. In next place is Lea Stern, who has transcribed 197 manuscripts.

The state of progress for each Box of material is as follows:

  • Box 2: 171manuscripts transcribed of 532 (32%)
  • Box 27: 202 of 350 (58%)
  • Box 35: 166 of 439 (38%)
  • Box 50: 29 of 92 (32%)
  • Box 51: 6 of 940 (1%)
  • Box 70: 153 of 250 (44%)
  • Box 71: 102 of 665 (15%)
  • Box 72: 85 of 664 (13%)
  • Box 73: 112 of 156 (72%)
  • Box 79: 19 of 199 (10%)
  • Box 95: 43 of 147 (29%)
  • Box 96: 254 of 539 (47%)
  • Box 115: 210 of 307 (68%)
  • Box 139: 29 of 584 (5%)
  • Overall: 1,581 of the 5,262 (30%) manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

In other TB news this week, the code for the Transcription Desk has now been released and is available to re-use; we look forward to seeing if and how others utilise the transcription tool. You can read more about it here.

And in a week of scandal about phone hacking, you can read Jeremy’s blog on the press here.

Thanks again to all those who have volunteered their time and effort in taking part in the project this week; we are, as ever, extremely grateful.