Progress update, 17 to 23 May 2014

By Tim Causer, on 23 May 2014

Welcome along to the Transcribe Bentham progress update for the period 17 to 23 May, during which time transcription has continued at a terrific pace. 65,014 words were transcribed this week, including the TEI mark-up, which is a phenomenal effort on the part of volunteers: that such a consistently high rate of transcription has been maintained since the turn of the year is testament to the enormous amount of work they have put in.

8,471 manuscripts have now been transcribed, up 176 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 7,977 (94%) are complete and have been locked, which is an increase of 195 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

 

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 96 794 12%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 153 290 52%
Box 15 30 914 3%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 1 122 1%
Box 31 6 302 1%
Box 34 12 398 3%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 8 418 1%
Box 37 2 487 1%
Box 38 12 424 2%
Box 39 2 282 1%
Box 41 71 528 12%
Box 42 59 910 6%
Box 44 48 201 23%
Box 50 159 198 79%
Box 51 372 940 39%
Box 57 2 420 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 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 82 296 27%
Box 98 217 499 43%
Box 100 183 422 41%
Box 107 471 538 87%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 497 864 57%
Box 117 245 853 28%
Box 118 71 880 7%
Box 119 169 990 17%
Box 121 120 526 21%
Box 122 281 717 38%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 102 972 10%
Box 169 149 728 20%
Add MSS 537 395 744 53%
Add MSS 538 163 858 19%
Add MSS 539 244 948 25%
Overall 8,471 21,451 34%

As we mentioned earlier this week, colleagues at the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo have launched their project to crowdsource the transcription of Munch’s correspondence. We were thrilled to see that the Munch platform is an adapted version of the TB Transcription Desk, and wish them nothing but success in their endeavours. If you are thinking about crowdsourcing a manuscript collection, the code for the Transcription Desk is available on an open-source basis via GitHub.

Needless to say, we are hugely grateful to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. Your efforts are, as always, very much appreciated by us all.