Progress update, 8 to 14 September

By Tim Causer, on 14 September 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 8 to 14 September, during which time further excellent progress has been made.

4,305 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, which is an increase of 50 on last week’s total. (I had thought that this had been quite a quiet week – it’s quite something when we can say that receiving 50 transcripts does not amount to a terribly busy week!).

Of these transcripts, 4,082 (94%) are now fully complete and locked, up 49 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 336 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (63%)
  • Box 27: 348 of 350 (99%)
  • Box 35: 267 of 439 (60%)
  • Box 50: 60 of 92 (65%)
  • Box 51: 232 of 940 (24%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 172 of 250 (49%)
  • Box 71: 651 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 606 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 164 of 199 (82%)
  • Box 95: 80 of 147 (54%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 32 of 288 (10%)
  • Box 98: 12 of 499 (2%)
  • Box 100: 94 of 433 (21%)
  • Box 115: 264 of 307 (85%)
  • Box 116: 219 of 864 (25%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 53% of the 8,068 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 51 and 79 were the most heavily transcribed during the past seven days, the latter of which is closing in on completion.

One thing we forgot to mention in last week’s second anniversary post – the period 1 to 7 September was the second-busiest ever seven day period for transcription. Volunteers worked on 87 manuscripts last week, the most since late December 2010 following the publication of a New York Times article featuring Transcribe Bentham. A fine birthday present indeed!

Thank you, as always, to all those who have contributed their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the past week. We remain as grateful as ever.