Archive for April, 2013

Progress update, 20 to 26 April 2013

By Tim Causer, on 26 April 2013

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 20 to 26 April 2013, during which time further steady progress has been made by TB volunteers: 8,556 words have been transcribed during the past seven days (including TEI XML).

5,524 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 28 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 5,238 are now complete and locked, up by 25 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows

  • Box 2: 402 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (53%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 280 of 439 (63%)
  • Box 50: 135 of 198 (67%)
  • Box 51: 358 of 940 (38%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 259 of 350 (74%)
  • Box 71: 663 of 663 (100%)
  • Box 72: 608 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 198 of 199 (99%)
  • Box 95: 120 of 147 (81%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 54 of 296 (18%)
  • Box 98: 213 of 499 (42%)
  • Box 100: 149 of 422 (33%)
  • Box 107: 299 of 538 (55%)
  • Box 115: 275 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 393 of 864 (45%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 61% of the 8,925 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

We are, as always, extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last week. It is greatly appreciated by us all.

Progress update, 13 to 19 April 2013

By Kris Grint, on 19 April 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 13 to 19 April. Over the past seven days, our TB volunteers have transcribed 18,661 words, including TEI mark-up. A special mention must go to our user JFoxe, who alone has transcribed 8,084 words, a truly superb effort!

Box 107 remained a popular choice with our transcribers, which is now over 50% complete. Discoveries within this box include Bentham the engineer, with material being transcribed on bridge-building and ‘reservoir power’. We also found Bentham drafting a proposal for a new publication, which was to be called The Universalist.

5,496 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 96 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 5,213 are now complete and have been locked, which is up by 62 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 402 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (53%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 279 of 439 (63%)
  • Box 50: 135 of 198 (67%)
  • Box 51: 358 of 940 (38%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 259 of 350 (74%)
  • Box 71: 663 of 663 (100%)
  • Box 72: 608 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 198 of 199 (99%)
  • Box 95: 120 of 147 (81%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 54 of 296 (18%)
  • Box 98: 213 of 499 (42%)
  • Box 100: 149 of 422 (33%)
  • Box 107: 281 of 538 (52%)
  • Box 115: 275 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 387 of 864 (44%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 61% of the 8,925 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Once again, our most sincere thanks go to all of our volunteer transcribers, and for their contributions to TB‘s ongoing success.

Progress update, 6 to 12 April 2013

By Tim Causer, on 12 April 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 6 to 12 April, during which time superb progress has been made by TB volunteers: 19,423 words, including TEI mark-up, have been transcribed during the past seven days.

5,440 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 74 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 5,151 (94%) are now complete and have been locked, which is up by 60 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 400 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (52%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 279 of 439 (63%)
  • Box 50: 135 of 198 (67%)
  • Box 51: 358 of 940 (38%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 258 of 350 (73%)
  • Box 71: 663 of 663 (100%)
  • Box 72: 608 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 198 of 199 (99%)
  • Box 95: 120 of 147 (81%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 54 of 296 (18%)
  • Box 98: 213 of 499 (42%)
  • Box 100: 148 of 422 (33%)
  • Box 107: 234 of 538 (43%)
  • Box 115: 275 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 379 of 864 (43%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 60% of the 8,925 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

We are, as ever, greatly appreciative of all of the work of TB‘s volunteer transcribers during the past seven days, and for their contributions to TB‘s ongoing success.

Progress update, 23 March to 5 April 2013: 5,000th completed transcript special!

By Kris Grint, on 8 April 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 23 March to 5 April 2013. Over the Easter break a huge amount of transcription and encoding work was carried out by our volunteers, and we’d like to thank them for their patience whilst we worked through the backlog!

5,366 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is up 96 on the total before Easter. We also locked our 5,000th transcript – JB/116/651/001. Fittingly, it was transcribed by our leading contributor, Lea Stern. In total 5,091 (94%) transcripts are now complete and locked.

Box 107 continued to prove very popular with our transcribers, who almost doubled the amount of manuscripts worked on in this box from last time’s total.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 390 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (51%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 279 of 439 (63%)
  • Box 50: 135 of 198 (67%)
  • Box 51: 358 of 940 (38%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 257 of 350 (73%)
  • Box 71: 663 of 663 (100%)
  • Box 72: 608 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 198 of 199 (99%)
  • Box 95: 120 of 147 (81%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 52 of 296 (17%)
  • Box 98: 212 of 499 (42%)
  • Box 100: 148 of 422 (33%)
  • Box 107: 171 of 538 (37%)
  • Box 115: 275 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 372 of 864 (43%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 58% of the 8,925 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

With the completion of over 5,000 transcripts, this is an appropriate moment to offer our thanks and congratulations to all our volunteers for reaching this amazing milestone.