Progress update, 10 to 16 December 2011

By Tim Causer, on 16 December 2011

Welcome to the progress update for the period 10 to 16 December 2011, in yet another fairly busy week in which we have been able to increase our ratio of completed transcripts.

2,368 manuscripts have now been transcribed, an increase of 25 on last week’s total. Of these, 2,114 (89%) are now complete and locked.  We edge ever closer to our 2,500th transcript!

  • Box 2: 258 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (48%)
  • Box 27: 238 of 350 (68%)
  • Box 35: 226 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 42 of 92 (45%)
  • Box 51: 43 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 26 of 565 (4%)
  • Box 70: 163 of 250 (46%)
  • Box 71: 279 of 665 (41%)
  • Box 72: 126 of 664 (18%)
  • Box 73: 119 of 156 (76%)
  • Box 79: 71 of 199 (35%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 449 of 539 (83%)
  • Box 97: 16 of 288 (5%)
  • Box 115: 230 of 307 (75%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 42% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 2 and 96 again saw the most transcription, and three boxes (73, 96, and 115) are at least three-quarters of the way to completion!

In case you may have missed it elsewhere, Transcribe Bentham will remain available throughout the Christmas and new year break, but project staff will be away from 21 December 2011 until 9 January 2012. Submissions will not be checked until our return, but we will try to answer queries wherever possible. You can read more about the holiday arrangements here, and there is also a collection of Transcribe Bentham Frequently Asked Questions dealing with problems which you might experience, such as during account registration and in resizing the image viewer. Do let us know if you think anything needs adding to the FAQ list!

Thanks, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort during the past seven days. It is greatly appreciated.