Progress update, 2 to 8 November 2013

By Tim Causer, on 8 November 2013

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 2 to 8 November, during which time further great progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers. 9,058 words of Bentham text were transcribed this week, along with a further 4,539 words of TEI XML.

6,454 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 38 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 6,153 (95%) are now complete and have been locked.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

The newly-uploaded batch of material in Box 5, pertaining to Bentham’s writings on the abuses of the Church of England, have proven particularly popular during the last week. We will be adding yet more material to be transcribed in the near, including another batch of panopticon material which contains the sketches and plans of the proposed prison, drawn by the architect Willey Reveley.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has kindly given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the last few days. It remains greatly appreciated by us all.