Progress update, 22 December 2012 to 11 January 2013

By Tim Causer, on 11 January 2013

Welcome to the first progress update of 2013, and happy new year to all contributors and readers! This update covers the three weeks from 22 December 2012 to 11 January 2013: during this time, a total of 28,789 words (including XML markup) have been transcribed. Apologies for the delay in attending to submissions, owing to the Christmas and New Year break. We hope this wasn’t attended with too much convenience, and normal service has now been resumed.

  • From 22 to 28 December: a total of 4,791 manuscripts had been transcribed or partially transcribed (an increase of 31 on the previous week).
  • From 29 December 2012 to 4 January 2013: 4,802 manuscripts transcribed or partially transcribed (up 11).
  • and from 5 to 11 January 2013: 4,821 manuscripts transcribed or partially transcribed (an increase of 19)

Of these 4,821 transcripts, 4,574 (94%) are complete and locked.

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: 276 of 439 (62%)
  • Box 50: 95 of 198 (48%)
  • Box 51: 352 of 940 (37%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 246 of 250 (70%)
  • Box 71: 651 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 607 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 198 of 199 (99%)
  • Box 95: 119 of 147 (80%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 42 of 288 (14%)
  • Box 98: 33 of 499 (6%)
  • Box 100: 131 of 433 (30%)
  • Box 115: 271 of 307 (88%)
  • Box 116: 333 of 864 (38%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 59% of the 8,164 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

The most heavily transcribed boxes of material during the three weeks were boxes 98, 100, and 116.

Next week’s progress update will most likely be issued on Monday 21 January, as from next Wednesday I will be in Valencia to attend the kick-off meeting of thetranScriptorium project, in which we are involved. We are looking forward to being able to tell you more about this in the coming weeks!

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last three weeks. Your efforts remain greatly appreciated.