Progress update, 17 to 23 March 2012

By Tim Causer, on 23 March 2012

Welcome to a slightly earlier than usual progress update for the last seven days, the period 17 to 23 March 2012. The rate of transcription has slowed a little during the last week – perhaps unsurprising, given the furious pace of work over the last couple of months. Yet we have also increased our percentage of completed transcripts during the last week.

3,091 manuscripts have now been worked on, which is an increase of 34 transcripts on last week’s total. It is quite striking that what is a supposedly ‘quiet’ week still produces so many transcripts, or an approximate 17,000 words plus XML mark-up. Of these transcripts, 2,881 (93%) are now complete, up 45 on last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 329 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (61%)
  • Box 27: 268 of 350 (76%)
  • Box 35: 229 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 52 of 92 (56%)
  • Box 51: 53 of 940 (5%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 168 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 559 of 665 (84%)
  • Box 72: 280 of 664 (42%)
  • Box 73: 125 of 156 (80%)
  • Box 79: 77 of 199 (38%)
  • Box 95: 45 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 519 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 23 of 288 (7%)
  • Box 100: 33 of 429 (7%)
  • Box 115: 242 of 307 (78%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 51% of the 6,005 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 72 was the most heavily transcribed during the last seven days, dealing mostly with Bentham’s thoughts on punishment.

Thanks, as ever, to all those volunteers who have given their time and effort so generously to the project during the last week. It is hugely appreciated by all at Transcribe Bentham.