Progress update, 8 to 14 October

By Tim Causer, on 14 October 2011

Welcome to the progress update for the period 8 to 14 October, in what has proven the single busiest week for transcription since the week ending 14 January 2011.

2,005 manuscripts have now been transcribed by volunteers, up 65 on this time last week. Of these, 1,756 (87%) are now complete and locked, up 67 on last week.

We are delighted to say that we have reached the landmark of having our 2,000th transcribed manuscript! Volunteers have now transcribed an estimated 500,000 words (a conservative estimate); this is a quite staggering volume of work, made all the more remarkable if the TEI-XML markup and Bentham’s frequently indecipherable handwriting are taken into account.

The state of progress for each box is as follows:

  • Box 2: 191 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (36%)
  • Box 27: 233 of 350 (66%)
  • Box 35: 222 of 439 (50%)
  • Box 50: 37 of 92 (40%)
  • Box 51: 35 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 10 of 565 (2%)
  • Box 70: 160 of 250 (45%)
  • Box 71: 224 of 665 (34%)
  • Box 72: 116 of 664 (17%)
  • Box 73: 117 of 156 (75%)
  • Box 79: 58 of 199 (29%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 292 of 539 (54%)
  • Box 97: 3 of 288 (1%)
  • Box 115: 225 of 307 (73%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 36% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 71 proved the busiest , with 6% of its manuscripts being transcribed this week.

Thank you, once again, to all of the volunteers who have helped us achieve this landmark, and who are contributing to Transcribe Bentham‘s ongoing success. It is enormously appreciated.