Archive for June, 2012

Progress update, 23 to 29 June 2012

By Tim Causer, on 29 June 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 23 to 29 June 2012, during which time excellent progress continues to be made, and in which volunteer transcribers have achieved yet another milestone.

3,773 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 53 on last week’s total. Of these, 3,526 (93%) transcripts are complete and locked, 46 up on this time last week. The 3500th completed transcript has been passed comfortably!

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 331 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 309 of 350 (88%)
  • Box 35: 231 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 67 of 940 (7%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 644 of 665 (96%)
  • Box 72: 543 of 664 (81%)
  • Box 73: 149 of 50 (99%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 53 of 147 (36%)
  • Box 96: 522 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 27 of 288 (9%)
  • Box 100: 76 of 433 (17%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 180 of 864 (20%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 50% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Last week we mentioned that Box 73 was very close to completion, and it is very nearly there. Only JB/073/033/001 is untranscribed, and two more partially-transcribed manuscripts require completion. Thank you to all those who have helped out with Box 73. Box 71 was the most heavily transcribed this week, and it is also very close to completion: only twenty-one manuscripts now require transcribing before we can sign off on this batch of material. For a list of all of the untranscribed material available on the website, please head to our big master list, which is almost complete.

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort to transcribe an estimated 26,000 words during the past week. It remains greatly appreciated.

Progress update, 16 to 22 June 2012

By Tim Causer, on 22 June 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 16 to 22 June 2012, during which time further excellent progress has been made.

3,720 manuscripts have now been worked on, which is an increase of 57 on last week’s total. Of these, 3,480 (93%) are now complete, up 62 on this time last week. One box of material is now all but complete!

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 331 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 305 of 350 (87%)
  • Box 35: 231 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 62 of 940 (6%)
  • Box 62: 52 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 607 of 665 (91%)
  • Box 72: 542 of 664 (81%)
  • Box 73: 149 of 50 (99%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 53 of 147 (36%)
  • Box 96: 522 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 25 of 288 (8%)
  • Box 100: 76 of 433 (17%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 177 of 864 (20%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 49% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 71 was the most heavily transcribed this week, and is closing in on completion. We are delighted to say that Box 73 is practically complete. There is only one more untranscribed manuscript to deal with, and four partially-transcribed manuscripts to finish off before we can close that box for good!

Approximately 25,000 words were transcribed this week, and 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.

Progress update, 9 to 15 June 2012

By Tim Causer, on 15 June 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 9 to 15 June, during which time quite tremendous progress has been made – 2% of all 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the Transcription Desk were worked on during this last week.

3,663 manuscripts have now been worked on, which is an increase of 82 on last week’s total. That makes 9 to 15 June 2012 the joint-second (along with 10 to 16 March 2012) most busy week ever in terms of transcription; this period is only beaten by late December 2010 and early January 2011. This is an incredible amount of work, and we are hugely grateful. Of these transcripts,  3,418 (93%) are complete, up 84 on last week’s total.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 331 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 305 of 350 (87%)
  • Box 35: 231 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 60 of 940 (6%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 578 of 665 (86%)
  • Box 72: 535 of 664 (80%)
  • Box 73: 140 of 156 (89%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 51 of 147 (34%)
  • Box 96: 522 of 539 (96%)
  • Box 97: 25 of 288 (8%)
  • Box 100: 76 of 429 (17%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 170 of 864 (19%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 49% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

5% of the transcripts from both boxes 72 and 116 were worked on during the last week. We hope that the lists of untranscribed material for boxes 71, 72 and 73 proved useful – we will do the same for all of the boxes in the hope that this makes identifying untranscribed manuscripts more straightforward.

Approximately 40,000 words were transcribed this week, and thank you, as ever, to all those who gave their time and effort in producing this mammoth amount of work. We remain extremely grateful.

Progress update, 2 to 8 June 2012

By Tim Causer, on 8 June 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 2 to 8 June 2012, during which time steady progress continues to be made.

3,581 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, which is an increase of 30 upon last week’s total. Of these, 3,334 (93%) are now complete and locked, up 39 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 331 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 304 of 350 (86%)
  • Box 35: 231 of 439 (52%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 59 of 940 (6%)
  • Box 62: 51 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 564 of 665 (84%)
  • Box 72: 498 of 664 (75%)
  • Box 73: 138 of 156 (87%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 51 of 147 (34%)
  • 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: 145 of 864 (14%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 47% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 116 was the most heavily transcribed during the last week. Eagle-eyed readers will notice that several boxes are nearing completion; we realise that it is often difficult to tell which manuscripts are untranscribed (and this is something we intend to remedy), and so have created lists of manuscripts requiring transcription for Box 71, Box 72, and Box 73. We hope they help!

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

Progress update, 26 May to 1 June 2012 (100th post!)

By Tim Causer, on 1 June 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 26 May to 1 June 2012, which is our 100th blogpost! Excellent progress continues to be made.

3,551 manuscripts have now been worked on, which is an increase of 49 on last week’s total. Of these, 3,295 (93%) are complete and locked, up 38 on the previous seven days.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 330 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 303 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: 498 of 664 (75%)
  • Box 73: 138 of 156 (87%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 51 of 147 (34%)
  • 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: 121 of 864 (14%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 47% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 72 and 116 were again the most heavily transcribed, while number of others are heading for completion.

As mentioned in last week’s update, Dr Tim Causer gave presentations on Transcribe Bentham at conferences in London and Paris during the week. The session at Paris was recorded, and when the video is made available, we will let you know; those present were very impressed by the level of effort made by TB volunteers over the last two years.

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort to the project during the past week. It remains hugely appreciated.