Progress update, 12 to 18 November 2011

By Tim Causer, on 18 November 2011

Welcome to the progress update for 12 to 18 November 2011, during which excellent progress has been made. 2,207 manuscripts have now been transcribed, an increase of 34 on last week’s total. Of these, 1,947 (or 88%) are now complete and locked, up 30 from last week.

This constitutes fantastic work by Transcribe Bentham volunteers. Since we launched to the public on 8 September 2010, volunteers have transcribed an average of 34 manuscripts per week. However, since mid-September 2011, the transcription rate has been at 44 manuscripts per week . Long may this continue!

The state of play for each box is as follows:

  • Box 2: 230 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (43%)
  • Box 27: 238 of 350 (68%)
  • Box 35: 226 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 39 of 92 (42%)
  • Box 51: 38 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 24 of 565 (4%)
  • Box 70: 160 of 250 (45%)
  • Box 71: 255 of 665 (38%)
  • Box 72: 122 of 664 (18%)
  • Box 73: 118 of 156 (75%)
  • Box 79: 62 of 199 (31%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 380 of 539 (70%)
  • Box 97: 7 of 288 (2%)
  • Box 115: 226 of 307 (73%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 39% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 2 and 96 again saw the greatest increase, with a further 3% of their manuscripts being transcribed this week. This is particularly impressive when considering that many of the Box 96 manuscripts are up to a couple of thousand words long, and complicated to a great extent by Bentham’s additions, deletions, and idiosyncratic notation system.

Once again, sincere thanks to all who have taken part during the last seven days. Your contributions to Transcribe Bentham‘s ongoing success is very much appreciated.