Progress update, 26 January to 1 February 2013

By Tim Causer, on 1 February 2013

Welcome to the Transcribe Bentham progress update for the period 26 January to 1 February 2013, during which time further excellent progress has been made. A total of 14,911 words (including XML markup) were transcribed during the past week.

4,993 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 57 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 4,729(94%) are complete and locked, up 59 on last week’s total. We are now only 7away from having our 5,000th manuscript worked on!

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 372 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (49%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 278 of 439 (63%)
  • Box 50: 108 of 198 (54%)
  • Box 51: 352 of 940 (37%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 251 of 350 (71%)
  • Box 71: 663 of 663 (100%)
  • 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: 46 of 296 (15%)
  • Box 98: 124 of 499 (24%)
  • Box 100: 136 of 422 (30%)
  • Box 115: 274 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 345 of 864 (39%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 49% of the 8,387 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Several boxes are now just about complete: all Box 2 requires is the completion of two partially-transcribed manuscripts, while seven partially-transcribed manuscripts require completing before we sign off Box 71 as complete. You can view all of the partially-transcribed material here.

An article was published this week in the British Academy Review, discussing Transcribe Bentham and the work of the Bentham Project. We are very grateful to the Review editor for allowing us to write the piece, and to the British Academy for their continuing support of the Bentham Project.

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have generously spent time transcribing during the past seven days. Your work is greatly appreciated by us all here at Transcribe Bentham.