Archive for May, 2012

Progress update, 19 to 25 May 2012

By Tim Causer, on 25 May 2012

Welcome to the Transcribe Bentham progress update for 19 to 25 May 2012, during which time the project’s volunteer transcribers have achieved yet another landmark.

We have just broken the 3,500th transcript barrier – 3,502 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, which is an increase of 45 on last week’s total. An estimated 1.75 million words have now been transcribed by volunteers, plus extensive TEI markup. To have carried out this volume of work in less than two years is quite incredible. Of these transcripts, 3,257 (93%) are now complete and locked.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 330 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 302 of 350 (86%)
  • Box 35: 231 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 55 of 940 (5%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 564 of 665 (84%)
  • Box 72: 479 of 664 (72%)
  • Box 73: 137 of 156 (87%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 46 of 147 (31%)
  • Box 96: 521 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 25 of 288 (8%)
  • Box 100: 75 of 429 (17%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 98 of 864 (11%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 46% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 72 and 116 again proved to be the most popular during the past seven days.

Next week will be¬† busy one here at Transcribe Bentham. Dr Tim Causer will be speaking at King’s College London’s AHRC-funded Crowdsourcing Study Workshop on Monday 28 May, and will also attend and speak at the LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) Promoting Access to Manuscript Content conference at the Biblioth√®que Nationale de France from Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 May.

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

Progress update, 12 to 18 May 2012

By Tim Causer, on 18 May 2012

Welcome to the Transcribe Bentham progress update for the period 12 to 18 May 2012, during which further excellent progress has been made.

3,457 manuscripts have now been worked on, which is an increase of 42 on last week’s total – we should, with a fair wind, hit our 3,500th transcript by this time next week. Of these, 3,213 (93%) are now locked and complete.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 330 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 302 of 350 (86%)
  • Box 35: 231 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 55 of 940 (5%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 561 of 665 (84%)
  • Box 72: 460 of 664 (69%)
  • Box 73: 137 of 156 (87%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 46 of 147 (31%)
  • Box 96: 521 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 25 of 288 (8%)
  • Box 100: 75 of 429 (17%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 75 of 864 (8%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 45% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 72 and 116 were the most heavily transcribed during the past week. The New South Wales-related material in Box 116 has barely been up on the website for four weeks, and almost a tenth of its 864 manuscripts have already been transcribed already.

Thanks again to Anna-Maria Sichani for all her help in maintaining Transcribe Bentham during the past week.

And, of course, thanks as ever to all those who have given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the past seven days, and helping to ensure the project’s continued success.

Progress update, 5 to 11 May 2012

By Tim Causer, on 11 May 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the week 5 to 11 May 2012, a period in which steady progress continues to be made towards reaching our 3,500th transcript.

3,415 manuscripts have now been worked on, which is an increase of 43 upon last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 3,179 (93%) are now complete and locked, ready for uploading to our digital repository.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 330 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 302 of 350 (86%)
  • Box 35: 231 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 57 of 92 (61%)
  • Box 51: 55 of 940 (5%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 168 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 561 of 665 (84%)
  • Box 72: 446 of 664 (67%)
  • Box 73: 136 of 156 (87%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 45 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 521 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 25 of 288 (8%)
  • Box 100: 75 of 429 (17%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 51 of 864 (2%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 45% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 46 and 116 were the most heavily transcribed this week, while Box 73 is now only 20 manuscripts away from completion.

Thanks again to Anna-Maria Sichani for all her help in maintaining Transcribe Bentham during the lest seven days.

Finally, thank you – as ever – to all those volunteers who have given their time and effort in transcribing material during the past seven days. It remains, as ever, greatly appreciated.

Progress update, 28 April to 4 May 2012

By Tim Causer, on 4 May 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 28 April to 4 May 2012, during which time further excellent progress has been made.

3,372 manuscripts have now been worked on, which is an increase of 39 on last week’s total. We are closing in on that 3,500th transcript! Of these, 3,138 (93%) are now complete and have been locked.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 330 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 302 of 350 (86%)
  • Box 35: 231 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 56 of 92 (60%)
  • Box 51: 55 of 940 (5%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 168 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 561 of 665 (84%)
  • Box 72: 428 of 664 (64%)
  • Box 73: 134 of 156 (85%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 45 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 521 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 24 of 288 (8%)
  • Box 100: 75 of 429 (17%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 30 of 218 (3%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 49% of the 6,873 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 72, 73 and 116 were again the most popular during the last seven days. Box 73 is only 22 manuscripts away from completion!

We were delighted to welcome to Transcribe Bentham this week Anna-Maria Sichani, who is studying for the MA in Digital Humanities here at UCL. Anna-Maria is here for the next few weeks on a placement and will be helping to run the project during that time.

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