Progress update, 9 to 15 February 2013: 265th birthday special!

By Tim Causer, on 15 February 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 9 to 15 February 2013, issued on the occasion of what would have been Bentham’s 265th birthday (old style calendar). 11,418 words (including TEI markup) were transcribed during the last seven days.

5,038 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of seventeen on this time last week. 4,785 (94%) of the transcripts are complete and locked, up twenty-four on last week’s total.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 373 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (49%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 278 of 439 (63%)
  • Box 50: 114 of 198 (57%)
  • Box 51: 352 of 940 (37%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 257 of 350 (73%)
  • 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: 147 of 499 (29%)
  • Box 100: 145 of 422 (32%)
  • Box 115: 274 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 347 of 864 (40%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 60% of the 8,387 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

In other news, readers may be interested in the Oxford Internet Institute’s ‘Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing the Arts and Humanities’ event, on 9 April 2013, at Jesus College in Oxford.

The voting for the Digital Humanities Awards 2012, in which Transcribe Bentham was nominated for ‘Best digital humanities project for public audiences’, closes on Sunday 17 February, at midnight (GMT). Each category is full of terrific projects which deserve your attention.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has participated in Transcribe Bentham during the past seven days. Your time remains greatly appreciated by us all.