Progress update, 13 to 19 July 2013

By Tim Causer, on 19 July 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 13 to 19 July 2013, which has proven very busy on a number of fronts. First and foremost was the launch of the upgraded Transcription Desk at the start of the week, incorporating a number of new features which we hope transcribers will find useful in their work (with more on their way). If you come across any bugs in the system, or have any other comments about the upgraded interface, please do email us.

7,471 words of Bentham text were transcribed during the last week, along with a further 2,923 words of TEI XML. 5,799 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, up 22 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 5,528 (95%) are now complete and of the required standard, which is an increase of 24 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 447 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (59%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 283 of 439 (64%)
  • Box 41: 35 of 528 (6%)
  • Box 42: 15 of 500 (2%)
  • Box 50: 136 of 198 (68%)
  • Box 51: 361 of 940 (38%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 291 of 350 (83%)
  • Box 71: 663 of 663 (100%)
  • Box 72: 610 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: 61 of 296 (20%)
  • Box 98: 214 of 499 (42%)
  • Box 100: 150 of 422 (33%)
  • Box 107: 391 of 538 (72%)
  • Box 115: 276 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 429 of 864 (49%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 54% of the 10,488 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

As always, we are extremely grateful to everyone who has given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham over the last seven days (particularly in the light of the unusually warm weather we are currently experiencing in the UK). It remains very much appreciated by us all.