Progress update, 22 to 28 October 2011

By Tim Causer, on 28 October 2011

Welcome to the progress update for the period 22 to 28 October, during which further excellent progress has been made, and the overall transcript completion rate has increased.

2,092 manuscripts have now been transcribed, an increase of 41 on last week. Of these, 1,843 (88%) are complete and locked, an increase of 50 on last week’s total – several volunteers have been extremely helpful in clearing up previously unfinished transcripts.

The state of progress for each box is as follows:

  • Box 2: 197 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (37%)
  • Box 27: 234 of 350 (66%)
  • Box 35: 224 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 39 of 92 (42%)
  • Box 51: 35 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 24 of 565 (4%)
  • Box 70: 160 of 250 (45%)
  • Box 71: 232 of 665 (34%)
  • Box 72: 118 of 664 (17%)
  • Box 73: 118 of 156 (75%)
  • Box 79: 60 of 199 (30%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 338 of 539 (62%)
  • Box 97: 5 of 288 (1%)
  • Box 115: 226 of 307 (73%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 37% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 96 is again racing ahead, with a further 5% of its manuscripts being transcribed this week.

We mentioned the Digital Heritage Award for which Transcribe Bentham was nominated last week, which this year is focusing upon crowdsourcing projects. The other nominees are as follows:

These are all well-established and highly successful crowdsourcing projects of international renown, and we are honoured to be on the same shortlist as them.

Thanks, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort in contributing to Transcribe Bentham‘s ongoing success.