Progress update, 15 to 21 March 2014

By Tim Causer, on 21 March 2014

Welcome to the progress update for the period 15 to 21 March 2014, which has seen transcribers make further excellent progress. 15,106 words of Bentham text have been transcribed this week, along with a further 6,046 words of TEI XML.

7,258 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, up 48 on this time last week. Of these transcripts, 6,927 (95%) are complete and have been locked after being checked by TB project staff.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 63 794 7%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 147 290 50%
Box 15 16 914 1%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 34 3 398 1%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 0 418 0%
Box 41 70 528 12%
Box 42 54 910 5%
Box 50 156 198 76%
Box 51 370 940 39%
Box 62 55 565 10%
Box 70 295 350 84%
Box 71 663 663 100%
Box 72 612 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 100%
Box 79 199 199 100%
Box 95 122 147 82%
Box 96 528 539 97%
Box 97 71 296 23%
Box 98 215 499 42%
Box 100 182 422 41%
Box 107 458 538 84%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 492 864 55%
Box 117 155 853 16%
Box 118 36 880 3%
Box 119 62 990 6%
Box 121 119 526 21%
Box 122 280 717 38%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 95 972 9%
Box 169 123 728 16%
Overall 7,258 18,842 38%

On Monday 24 March, we will be making a very exciting announcement about Transcribe Bentham, so please do watch this space! (and the project’s Twitter and Facebook feeds).

In further reading, the Director of the Bentham Project and General Editor of the Collected Works, Professor Philip Schofield, has written an entry for the Oxford University Press blog entitled ‘Gloomy terrors or the most intense pleasure?‘. This blog discusses the recently published Of Sexual Irregularities, and Other Writings on Sexual Morality, in which Bentham advances the first systematic defence of sexual liberty in modern European thought.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has given their time so generously to Transcribe Bentham during the last week, it is as appreciated by us as ever.