Progress update, 16 to 22 November 2013 – 6,500 transcripts up!

By Tim Causer, on 22 November 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 16 to 22 November 2013, during which time further excellent progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers. As the headline suggests, volunteers have just worked on their 6,500th transcript, a milestone which has been reached in little over three years. This is a wonderful achievement, of which everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham should be proud.

This week, 8,727 words of Bentham text have been transcribed, along with a further 3,383 words of TEI mark-up. 6,500 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 25 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 6,197 (95%) have been approved and locked after passing the quality-control process, 29 up on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Eagle-eyed readers may have seen a Transcribe Bentham advert in the December issue of History Today magazine, which hit newsagents across the country yesterday.

Thank you, as always to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days, and, indeed, since the project began back in September 2010. Your work has helped the project to reach another landmark, and we remain hugely grateful for your efforts.