Progress update, 28 July to 3 August 2012

By Tim Causer, on 3 August 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 28 July to 3 August 2012.

The 4,000 transcript mark has been well and truly broken: 4,014 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, which is an increase of 20 on last week’s total. Volunteers have now transcribed, at a very conservative estimate, over 2 million words (not including TEI markup).

Of these transcripts, 3,782 (94%) are now complete and have been locked, up 23 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 335 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (63%)
  • Box 27: 348 of 350 (99%)
  • Box 35: 265 of 439 (60%)
  • Box 50: 59 of 92 (64%)
  • Box 51: 91 of 940 (9%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 171 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 651 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 604 of 664 (90%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 86 of 199 (43%)
  • Box 95: 72 of 147 (48%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 30 of 288 (10%)
  • Box 100: 89 of 433 (20%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 200 of 864 (22%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 53% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Several boxes of material are now near completion: only two manuscripts from Box 27 need to be fully transcribed, while another seven require finishing off; Box 71 has four untranscribed manuscripts, and two requiring completion before we can lock that box; and Box 73 has only one partially-transcribed manuscript to be completed before that batch of material is finished with too. Lists are available of all of the untranscribed manuscripts, and of the partially-transcribed sheets requiring completion.

As mentioned elsewhere on the blog, this will be the last weekly progress update for a couple of weeks – I am on annual leave after today until Monday 20 August. The Transcription Desk will of course remain available, but submissions will not be checked until I return – apologiesĀ  for any inconvenience this might cause. In the meantime, happy transcribing, enjoy what remains of the summer, and thank you – as always – to all those who have given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It remains very much appreciated.