Progress update, 1 to 7 March 2014

By Tim Causer, on 7 March 2014

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 1 to 7 March 2014, during which time transcribers have been enormously productive. 19,628 words were transcribed this week, along with a further 6,452 words of TEI XML.

7,138 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, up 78 on last week’s total. This is particularly impressive, given that it was barely ten days ago when the 7,000th transcript was begun. Of these transcripts, 6,815 (95%) are now complete after having been checked, which is an increase of 81 since the last progress update.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

This week, we took delivery of a further batch of the British Library’s Bentham manuscripts, containing more correspondence from Jeremy and Samuel Bentham, and their father Jeremiah. We will tell you more about this in the coming weeks, and it will – fairly soon – be available to explore and transcribe.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has taken part in Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. Your efforts continue to widen access to Bentham’s manuscripts, and we remain extremely grateful.