Progress update, 8 to 14 June 2013

By Tim Causer, on 14 June 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 8 to 14 June, during which time further good progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers. 7,100 words of Bentham text have been transcribed this week, along with 2,619 words of TEI XML. We are also delighted to say that the TB conversion rate has increased further, so that 95% of all transcripts submitted by volunteers have met the required standards, and have been locked. This is a fantastic achievement, particularly so given the difficulty of reading Bentham’s handwriting.

5,676 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, which is an increase of 23 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 5,368 (95%) are of the required standard and have been locked, up 30 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Perhaps the most interesting find this week was a manuscript transcribed by Jonathan Targett and Rob Magin, in which Bentham tells us how to bake bread.

Thank you again, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort in transcribing manuscripts during the last seven days. It remains greatly appreciated by us all.