Progress update, 22 to 28 June 2013

By Tim Causer, on 28 June 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 22 to 28 June 2013, which has proven to be a rather busy time. During the last week, some 10,235 words of Bentham text have been transcribed by volunteers, along with a further 4,154 words of TEI XML mark-up.

5,729 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 19 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 5,454 (95%) have been accepted by project editors and locked.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 433 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (57%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 282 of 439 (64%)
  • Box 41: 26 of 528 (4%)
  • Box 50: 136 of 198 (68%)
  • Box 51: 359 of 940 (38%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 286 of 350 (81%)
  • Box 71: 663 of 663 (100%)
  • Box 72: 609 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 198 of 199 (99%)
  • Box 95: 120 of 147 (81%)
  • Box 96: 527 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 59 of 296 (19%)
  • Box 98: 214 of 499 (42%)
  • Box 100: 150 of 422 (33%)
  • Box 107: 380 of 538 (70%)
  • Box 115: 276 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 419 of 864 (48%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 60% of the 9,497 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

We are delighted to say that beta testing of the upgraded and forthcoming Transcribe Bentham user interface, developed by our colleagues at the University of London Computer Centre, is now underway. We have already received some excellent feedback from volunteers for further refinements, and if you would like to examine the new interface, and give us your opinion on it, you can visit our survey which will provide you with the relevant links and instructions. Any and all feedback is useful, and we are would greatly appreciate any you might have.

And thank you, as always, to the Transcribe Bentham volunteers who have given their time and effort so generously this week. We remain extremely grateful.