Progress update, 12 to 18 October 2013

By Tim Causer, on 18 October 2013

Welcome along to the Transcribe Bentham progress update for the period 12 to 18 October 2013, during which time further steady progress has been made by volunteer transcribers. Over the last week, 12,365 words of Bentham text have been transcribed, along with a further 6,705 words of TEI XML.

6,377 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 33 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 6,079 (95%) are now complete and have been locked, which is up 38 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

We were thrilled to learn this week that Trinity College Dublin’s terrific Letters of 1916 project, which digitises and crowdsources letters written around the time of the Easter Rising, has incorporated Transcribe Bentham‘s transcription toolbar into its interface to allow volunteers to add mark-up to their transcripts. The project also uses the Omeka platform produced by the Roy Rosenzwig Center for History and New Media, and the customisation of this platform developed for DIY History by the University of Iowa Libraries. Code reuse is a win all-round, we think!

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