Progress update, 13-19 August 2011

By Tim Causer, on 19 August 2011

Welcome to the Transcribe Bentham progress update for the period 13 to 19 August 2011.

1,698 manuscripts have now been transcribed – up 18 on last week. 1,424 of these (84%) are now locked and complete. We would also like to sa ‘hello’ to several new volunteers who have begun transcribing over the past couple of weeks; thanks for joining the project!

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

  • Box 2: 178 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (33%)
  • Box 27: 210 of 350 (60%)
  • Box 35: 192 of 439 (44%)
  • Box 50: 32 of 92 (35%)
  • Box 51: 19 of 940 (2%)
  • Box 70: 156 of 250 (45%)
  • Box 71: 104 of 665 (16%)
  • Box 72: 99 of 664 (15%)
  • Box 73: 114 of 156 (73%)
  • Box 79: 38 of 199 (19%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 257 of 539 (47%)
  • Box 115: 222 of 307 (72%)
  • Box 139: 33 of 584 (6%)
  • Overall: 1,698 of the 5,262 (32%) manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

The full programme for the Ars Electronica festival in Linz (31 August to 6 September 2011) is now available to download, with details of all the exciting events; Transcribe Bentham is mentioned on pages 12, 13, and 35. As mentioned previously, projectstaff will be attending the Prix Ars Electronica ceremony to collect the Award of Distinction, and speaking at the Digital Communities winner’s forum, which is part of the Public Space Squared conference on 4 September. Transcribe Bentham will also be going on display to the public, which is hugely exciting.

We intend to report from Linz via the blog, the Facebook page, and the Twitter account. Many of the events will be streamed live over the internet, and we will provide links nearer the time for those wishing to watch. Stay tuned!

Thanks, as ever, to all those who have contributed to Transcribe Bentham’s ongoing success!