Transcribe Bentham progress update, 16-22 July 2011

By Tim Causer, on 22 July 2011

Welcome to the progress update for the period 16-22 July 2011.

The Benthamometer now shows that 1,599 manuscripts have been transcribed, up 18 on last week. 1,351 transcripts – or 84% of the total – are now complete and locked.

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

  • Box 2: 171 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (32%)
  • Box 27: 202 of 350 (58%)
  • Box 35: 173 of 439 (39%)
  • Box 50: 29 of 92 (32%)
  • Box 51: 10 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: 217 of 307 (71%)
  • Box 139: 29 of 584 (5%)
  • Overall: 1,599 of the 5,262 (30%) manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

As you can see, Boxes 73 and 115 are closest to completion, being respectively 44 and 90 manuscripts away from being finished.

We mentioned earlier in the week that ORF, the Austrian national public service broadcaster, is carrying a series of 5-minute programmes about the winning projects at the Prix Ars Electronica, every Monday-Thursday at 15.55GMT. Transcribe Bentham staff were interviewed for one of these features, and we will let you through the Facebook and Twitter page when it is due for broadcast and podcasting.

Speaking of the Prix, the programme of events at this year’s Ars Electronica festival is now available. The Festival takes place in Linz, and this year runs from 31 August to 6 September. Transcribe Bentham will be taking part in the Ars Electronica Gala on 2 September, where the winning entries in this year’s Prix are presented with their awards, and the Prix Forum, where winning entrants talk about their projects; Transcribe Bentham is included in the ‘Public Square Squared – How Social Fabric is Weaving a New Era‘  session.

We will be reporting live from the festival and the various events so, as they say, stay tuned.

Many thanks, as ever, to those who have given their time and effort to take part this week.