Progress update, 15 to 21 February 2014

By Tim Causer, on 21 February 2014

Welcome to the progress update for the period 15 to 21 February, during which time superb progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers. 14,133 words of Bentham text have been transcribed this week, along with a further 5,211 words of TEI XML.

We didn’t quite make it to 7,000 transcripts this week, but came mightily close! 6,991 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, up 65 on last week. Of these transcripts, 6,659 are complete and have been locked, which is an increase of 51 on last week’s total.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

As you can see, five of the uploaded boxes have been completed, and boxes 70, 72, 95, 96, 107, and 115 are the others closes to completion. During the last week we have also uploaded a further 1,696 manuscript images: boxes 33 and 36 contain manuscripts pertaining to Bentham’s Constitutional Code, while Box 118 contains more panopticon material, including Bentham’s fruitless attempts to find a site for his penitentiary. We will write more about this new material next week, and more and more images to transcribe will be added in the forthcoming weeks.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days, your efforts remain as greatly appreciated as ever.