Progress update, 21 to 27 January 2012

By Tim Causer, on 27 January 2012

Welcome to the progress update for 21 to 27 January 2012, during which the proportion of completed transcripts has increased once more.

2,596 manuscripts have now been transcribed, an increase of 35 on last week’s total. Of these, 2,365 – 91%! – are now complete, which is up 59 on last week’s total. As we said last week, this high proportion of completed transcripts really is testament to the quality of work being done by Transcribe Bentham volunteers.

The detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 287 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (53%)
  • Box 27: 240 of 350 (68%)
  • Box 35: 228 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 47 of 92 (51%)
  • Box 51: 45 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 41 of 565 (7%)
  • Box 70: 165 of 250 (47%)
  • Box 71: 299 of 665 (44%)
  • Box 72: 209 of 664 (31%)
  • Box 73: 119 of 156 (76%)
  • Box 79: 75 of 199 (37%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 506 of 539 (93%)
  • Box 97: 21 of 288 (6%)
  • Box 115: 232 of 307 (75%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 46% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 72 saw the most activity during the last seven days, with Box 2 not far behind.

In related news, regular readers may remember that towards the end of last year, that Bentham’s Auto-Icon was removed from its cabinet as part of a refurbishment of the site. The Auto-Icon was taken to a quiet room while all this was going, and new and up-to-date photographs were taken by Tony Slade, the manager of UCL’s Design and Web Services (and member of the Transcribe Bentham project team).  Tony also created a 360-degree rotatable Virtual Auto-Icon, which is now available via the Bentham Project website. If you have always wanted to have a look at this curious exhibit, but can’t make it to the South Cloisters of UCL, now is your chance!

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time to the project during the last seven days, and ensuring Transcribe Bentham‘s ongoing success.