Progress update, 3 December to 9 December 2011

By Tim Causer, on 9 December 2011

Welcome to the progress update for the period 3 to 9 December 2011, which has been slightly delayed today by our attendance at the very successful ‘New Directions in Bentham Studies‘ symposium, here at UCL.

The past week has again proved busy, and in case you missed it, here is Melissa Terras’s blog from the Digital Strategies for Heritage conference in Rotterdam, where she gave a paper on Transcribe Bentham and presented the project to the assembled delegates after its nomination in the 2011 Digital Heritage Award.

2,343 manuscripts have now been transcribed, an increase of 43 on last week’s total. Of these, 2,084 (88%) are complete and have been locked to prevent further editing.

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

  • Box 2: 251 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (47%)
  • Box 27: 238 of 350 (68%)
  • Box 35: 226 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 41 of 92 (44%)
  • Box 51: 39 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 25 of 565 (4%)
  • Box 70: 162 of 250 (46%)
  • Box 71: 277 of 665 (41%)
  • Box 72: 124 of 664 (18%)
  • Box 73: 119 of 156 (76%)
  • Box 79: 71 of 199 (35%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 442 of 539 (82%)
  • Box 97: 16 of 288 (5%)
  • Box 115: 230 of 307 (74%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 41% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 2 and 96 saw the most transcription this week, with the latter continuing its headlong rush towards completion!

Warmest thanks, as always, to all volunteers who have given their valuable time and effort during the last seven days. It remains enormously appreciated by all of the Transcribe Bentham team and, no doubt, anyone wishes to search the collection.