Progress update, 7 to 13 April 2012

By Tim Causer, on 13 April 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 7 to 13 March 2012, a week in which we have reached yet another landmark. UCL has now reopened, so normal service has now resumed!

3,249 manuscripts have now been worked on, which is an increase of 35 on last week’s total – it’s perhaps little surprise that the rate of transcription is a little lower this week, given we’ve just had the Easter break. Of these, 3,018 (93%) transcripts are now complete and have been locked. This puts us well and truly past our 3,000th completed transcript in little over eighteen months – a superb achievement by TB volunteers.

The detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 330 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 293 of 350 (83%)
  • Box 35: 230 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 54 of 92 (58%)
  • Box 51: 54 of 940 (5%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 168 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 559 of 665 (84%)
  • Box 72: 369 of 664 (55%)
  • Box 73: 126 of 156 (80%)
  • Box 79: 77 of 199 (38%)
  • Box 95: 45 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 520 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 24 of 288 (8%)
  • Box 100: 66 of 429 (15%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 54% of the 6,005 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Just a reminder that you can read about the development and running of Transcribe Bentham, in ‘Transcription Maximized; Expense Minimized: Crowdsourcing and Editing The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham‘, which was published late last month by Literary and Linguistic Computing.

Also, a shameless reminder that you can vote for Transcribe Bentham in the EngageU public engagement awards. We at TB would be very grateful if you could find the time to vote for the project (there’s no need to sign up for any account, just click the red ‘like this entry’ button). Thank you!

Once again, our warmest thanks to all those who have given their time and effort in participating in Transcribe Bentham over the last couple of weeks. It remains greatly appreciated.