Progress update, 5 to 11 October 2013

By Tim Causer, on 11 October 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 5 to 11 October 2013, during which time further superb progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers. We are also delighted to say that during this week we were able to lock our 6,000th transcript! This was JB/122/530/001, transcribed by volunteer Ohsoldgirl, in which Bentham makes his case for compensation for the failure of the panopticon to the British government.

6,345 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 68 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 6,041 (95%) are complete and locked, having met the required quality control standards. 14,771 words of Bentham text were transcribed this week, along with a further 6,402 words of TEI XML mark-up.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

This week, we uploaded a new batch of material relating to Bentham’s work in assisting in the foundation of the Thames River Police, which we hope volunteers will enjoy transcribing. As our digitisation programme continues apace, more manuscripts will be added to transcribe at regular intervals.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has contributed their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the past seven days. It remains greatly appreciated by us all.