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.