Progress update, 3 to 9 May 2014

By Tim Causer, on 9 May 2014

Welcome to the progress update for the period 3 to 9 May 2014, during which time further excellent, relentless progress has been made by TB volunteers. Just under 20,000 words (including TEI XML) have been transcribed this week.

8,175 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is 93 up on this time last week. Of these transcripts, 7,686 (94%) are complete and have been locked after being checked by TB staff. The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

 

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 95 794 11%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 152 290 52%
Box 15 18 914 2%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 1 122 1%
Box 31 0 302 1%
Box 34 6 398 1%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 5 418 1%
Box 37 0 487 1%
Box 38 0 424 1%
Box 39 0 282 1%
Box 41 70 528 12%
Box 42 57 910 6%
Box 44 17 201 2%
Box 50 159 198 76%
Box 51 372 940 39%
Box 57 1 420 1%
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 95 123 147 83%
Box 96 533 539 98%
Box 97 79 296 26%
Box 98 216 499 43%
Box 100 182 422 41%
Box 107 467 538 86%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 497 864 57%
Box 117 231 853 27%
Box 118 62 880 7%
Box 119 129 990 13%
Box 121 120 526 21%
Box 122 280 717 38%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 98 972 10%
Box 169 145 728 19%
Add MSS 537 345 744 46%
Add MSS 538 149 858 17%
Add MSS 539 174 948 18%
Overall 8,175 21,451 34%

On the basis that everyone likes a graph, below (please click for a larger version) is a chart showing the rate of transcription since TB began in September 2010 to 2 May 2014, broken down into eight-week chunks. As you can see, the volume of work done by volunteers during the last few months is quite incredible, and the average number of manuscripts worked on each week has increased markedly.

Rate of transcription, 8 September 2010 to 2 May 2014

Rate of transcription, 8 September 2010 to 2 May 2014

As always, we are grateful to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It is as greatly appreciated as ever.