Progress update, 10 to 16 November 2012

By Tim Causer, on 16 November 2012

Welcome to the Transcribe Bentham progress update for the period 10 to 16 November, during which further steady progress has been made. We are also delighted to be able to say that TB came second in the Knetworks ‘Platform for Networked Innovation’ competition, which we will talk more about early next week.

4,654 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, which is an increase of 19 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 4,408 (94%) are complete and locked.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 350 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (66%)
  • Box 27: 348 of 350 (99%)
  • Box 35: 274 of 439 (62%)
  • Box 50: 90 of 198 (45%)
  • Box 51: 351 of 940 (37%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 205 of 250 (58%)
  • Box 71: 651 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 606 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 198 of 199 (99%)
  • Box 95: 114 of 147 (77%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 36 of 288 (12%)
  • Box 98: 16 of 499 (3%)
  • Box 100: 103 of 433 (23%)
  • Box 115: 266 of 307 (86%)
  • Box 116: 278 of 864 (32%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 57% of the 8,164 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 70 and 116 were the most heavily transcribed during the past seven days.

Last week, UCL Museums—who look after Bentham—removed the auto-icon from its box for conservation purposes (cleaning Bentham’s clothes, cleaning the box and so on). You can read about the day and have a look at some photographs on the Museums Blog, and watch a video of the auto-icon being taken from the box and moved upstairs in a lift (like a Dalek, Bentham doesn’t like stairs, these days).

Alternatively, you can also watch a slightly more dramatic version of the move in the video below.

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. Your work is greatly appreciated.