Progress update 31 November to 7 December 2012

By Tim Causer, on 7 December 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 31 November to 7 December 2012, during which further steady progress has been made. A total of 13,647 words (including XML markup) were transcribed during the last seven days.

4,728 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, up 19 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 4,481 (94%) are complete, which is an increase of 18 on this time last week. Several of this week’s transcripts were very long, so though fewer manuscripts were worked on this week than last, almost as many words have been transcribed by volunteers.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 351 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (66%)
  • Box 27: 348 of 350 (99%)
  • Box 35: 275 of 439 (62%)
  • Box 50: 90 of 198 (45%)
  • Box 51: 351 of 940 (37%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 236 of 250 (67%)
  • 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: 117 of 147 (79%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 37 of 288 (12%)
  • Box 98: 24 of 499 (4%)
  • Box 100: 110 of 433 (25%)
  • Box 115: 267 of 307 (86%)
  • Box 116: 299 of 864 (34%)
  • 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 last seven days.

Elsewhere in the Bentham-sphere, you may be interested to download Jeremy Bentham: Prophet of Secularism by Professor Philip Schofield, the Director of the Bentham Project at UCL. This work was delivered as the South Place Ethical Society’s Conway Memorial Lecture in 2011.

The lecture is held in Discovery, UCL’s open-access digital repository, which allows you to download for free cutting-edge research carried out by UCL staff. We heartily recommend exploring the repository (and not just because Discovery contains all back issues of the Journal of Bentham Studies!)

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