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.