Progress update, 3 to 9 August 2013

By Tim Causer, on 9 August 2013

Welcome to the Transcribe Bentham progress update for the period 3 to 9 August 2013, during which time further excellent progress has been made. 11,386 words of Bentham text were transcribed during the last seven days, along with a further 4,469 words of TEI XML.

5,816 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, up 30 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 5,616 (95%) are now complete and locked after passing the quality control process. In a few weeks’ time, our 6,000th manuscript will have been a worked on, which will be a quite incredible achievement on the part of volunteer transcribers.

We are delighted to say that some new material to transcribe has been uploaded to the Transcription Desk: Box 42 contains further material relating to Bentham’s massive, unfinished Constitutional Code, which comprises the most important statement of Bentham’s theory of representative democracy. This tranche of manuscripts deals mostly with the judiciary and ministries.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has given their time and effort so generously to Transcribe Bentham over the last seven days. It remains greatly appreciated by us all.