Progress update, 21 to 27 June 2014

By Tim Causer, on 27 June 2014

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 21 to 27 June 2014, which has been another mammoth week of transcription – the second busiest week, in fact, in TB history! Thank you to all who’ve contributed this week, and for continuing to bear with us while we work through our backlog of transcripts – we’re getting there.

9,555 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 227 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 8,639 (90%) are now locked after being checked by TB editors. The completion percentage should increase in the next couple of weeks when we catch up with transcripts which need to be checked.
The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 114 794 14%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 166 290 57%
Box 15 51 914 6%
Box 18 2 192 1%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 12 122 9%
Box 31 11 302 3%
Box 34 29 398 7%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 21 418 5%
Box 37 15 487 3%
Box 38 47 424 11%
Box 39 6 282 2%
Box 41 77 528 13%
Box 42 69 910 7%
Box 44 51 201 25%
Box 50 159 198 79%
Box 51 372 940 39%
Box 57 12 420 2%
Box 62 55 565 10%
Box 70 298 350 85%
Box 71 663 663 100%
Box 72 613 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 100%
Box 79 199 199 100%
Box 95 123 147 83%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 111 296 37%
Box 98 218 499 43%
Box 100 188 422 42%
Box 107 481 538 89%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 499 864 57%
Box 117 325 853 38%
Box 118 195 880 22%
Box 119 316 990 31%
Box 121 129 526 23%
Box 122 288 717 39%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 112 972 15%
Box 169 169 728 23%
Add MSS 537 544 744 73%
Add MSS 538 303 858 35%
Add MSS 539 376 948 39%
Overall 9,555 23,881 40%

At the current rate of transcription, the 10,000th transcript should be worked on in the next two or three weeks. We never imagined, when first conceiving of TB, that this figure would be reached so soon. It will certainly be a cause for celebration!

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has contributed to TB during the past seven days. It is as greatly appreciated as ever.