Archive for February, 2012

Progress update, 18 to 24 February 2012

By Tim Causer, on 24 February 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 18 to 24 February 2012, during which the rate of transcription has remained extremely high.

2,845 manuscripts have now been transcribed, which is an increase of 66 upon last week’s total. Of these, 2,613 (91%) are now complete and locked.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 318 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (59%)
  • Box 27: 258 of 350 (73%)
  • Box 35: 228 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 52 of 92 (56%)
  • Box 51: 48 of 940 (5%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 166 of 250 (47%)
  • Box 71: 425 of 665 (63%)
  • Box 72: 240 of 664 (36%)
  • Box 73: 123 of 156 (78%)
  • Box 79: 76 of 199 (38%)
  • Box 95: 45 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 513 of 539 (95%)
  • Box 97: 23 of 288 (7%)
  • Box 115: 241 of 307 (78%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 50% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 2, 27 and 71 were the most heavily transcribed; 38 of this week’s total number of transcripts were from Box 71 alone.

As mentioned recently, Box 96 is currently 95% complete. To assist volunteers in finding the few remaining ones, we have created a list of the outstanding untranscribed and partially-transcribed manuscripts. We hope this will be of some use in rounding off this substantial run of material.

Finally, as ever, thank you to all those who have participated and given their time to Transcribe Bentham during the last week – it is very much appreciated.

Progress update, 11 to 17 February 2012

By Tim Causer, on 17 February 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 11 to 17 February 2012. Last week we pointed that volunteers transcribed a greater number of manuscripts during those seven days, than any period since January 2011. Well, we can forget about that, as even more have been transcribed during this last week! A fine birthday present Jeremy, as Tuesday 15th was 264th anniversary of his birth.

2,779 manuscripts have now been transcribed, and increase of 72(!) on last week’s total. Of these, 2,546 (91%) are complete and locked, ready for uploading to the digital repository. This is a vast amount of work in such a short space of time, and we are enormously grateful to Transcribe Bentham volunteers for keeping up such a quick rate of transcription since the new year.

The detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 311 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (58%)
  • Box 27: 248 of 350 (70%)
  • Box 35: 228 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 51 of 92 (53%)
  • Box 51: 46 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 50 of 565 (8%)
  • Box 70: 165 of 250 (47%)
  • Box 71: 387 of 665 (58%)
  • Box 72: 238 of 664 (35%)
  • Box 73: 122 of 156 (78%)
  • Box 79: 75 of 199 (37%)
  • Box 95: 45 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 513 of 539 (95%)
  • Box 97: 22 of 288 (7%)
  • Box 115: 240 of 307 (77%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 49% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 2 and 71 were the most heavily transcribed – 8% of Box 71 alone was transcribed during the last week.

As ever, thank you to all of those who have taken part during the last week for your incredible efforts and contributions to Transcribe Bentham.

Progress update, 4 to 10 February 2012

By Tim Causer, on 10 February 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 4 to 10 February 2012. Volunteers have transcribed the largest number of manuscripts during this seven-day period, than in any other week since early January 2011!

2,707 manuscripts have now been transcribed, a huge increase of 70 on this time last week. Of these, 2,473 (91%) are complete and locked, up 63 on last Friday. This is huge amount of work, and we are extremely grateful to all volunteers for their efforts during the last week. The 3,000th transcript is in sight!

The detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 304 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (55%)
  • Box 27: 242 of 350 (68%)
  • Box 35: 228 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 51 of 92 (53%)
  • Box 51: 46 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 47 of 565 (7%)
  • Box 70: 165 of 250 (47%)
  • Box 71: 333 of 665 (45%)
  • Box 72: 237 of 664 (33%)
  • Box 73: 122 of 156 (77%)
  • Box 79: 75 of 199 (37%)
  • Box 95: 45 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 512 of 539 (94%)
  • Box 97: 22 of 288 (7%)
  • Box 115: 240 of 307 (77%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 48% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 2, 71, and 72 were the most heavily transcribed during the last week; 33 of this period’s 70 transcripts came from Box 71 alone!

Thank you, as ever, to all volunteers who have taken part this week. We never cease to be surprised at the goodwill and efforts of those taking part in the project, and remain hugely grateful for those who continue to contribute to Transcribe Bentham‘s ongoing success.

Progress update, 28 January to 3 February 2012

By Tim Causer, on 3 February 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 28 January to 3 February 2012, during which time further excellent progress has been made.

2,637 manuscripts have now been transcribed, up 41 on last week’s total. Of these, 2,406 (91%) are complete and locked, which is also an increase of 41 on last week.

The detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 293 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (55%)
  • Box 27: 240 of 350 (68%)
  • Box 35: 228 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 49 of 92 (53%)
  • Box 51: 45 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 42 of 565 (7%)
  • Box 70: 165 of 250 (47%)
  • Box 71: 300 of 665 (45%)
  • Box 72: 225 of 664 (33%)
  • Box 73: 121 of 156 (77%)
  • Box 79: 75 of 199 (37%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 511 of 539 (94%)
  • Box 97: 22 of 288 (7%)
  • Box 115: 239 of 307 (77%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 47% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 2, 72, 96, and 115 were the most heavily transcribed during the last seven days. Box 96 is nigh on complete, and next week we will issue a list of the final few needing to be transcribed – hopefully we can finish this one off soon!

We are always keen to hear about the experiences of Transcribe Bentham volunteers – hence our latest user survey. However, we would like to hear in more detail about what brought volunteers to TB, your general experiences of taking part in the project, whether it’s caused you to investigate Bentham’s life and works what keeps you returning to transcribe, and so on. If you’ve taken part in TB and would like to contribute a guest piece to the blog, we’d be delighted to hear from you and host it – just send us an email to discuss it.

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It remains greatly appreciated.