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 РI 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 Рapologies  for any inconvenience this might cause. In the meantime, happy transcribing, enjoy what remains of the summer, and thank you Рas always Рto all those who have given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It remains very much appreciated.