Progress update, 5 to 11 July 2014

By Tim Causer, on 11 July 2014

Welcome along to the TB progress update for the period 5 to 11 July 2014, during which time further superb progress has been made by volunteers: we are now almost within touching distance of receiving our 10,000th edited transcript, and at the current rate, this amazing milestone will be reached within two weeks. We have also made excellent headway into the backlog of transcripts, and thanks once again for bearing with us while we work through them.

9,808 transcripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is up 134 on this time last week. Of these transcripts, 9,008 (92%) have been checked and approved by TB editors.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 139 794 17%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 167 290 57%
Box 15 55 914 6%
Box 18 2 192 1%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 12 122 9%
Box 31 12 302 3%
Box 34 31 398 7%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 23 418 5%
Box 37 19 487 3%
Box 38 48 424 11%
Box 39 8 282 2%
Box 41 77 528 13%
Box 42 69 910 7%
Box 44 52 201 25%
Box 50 159 198 79%
Box 51 373 940 39%
Box 57 14 420 3%
Box 62 55 565 9%
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 97 114 296 38%
Box 98 218 499 43%
Box 100 188 422 42%
Box 107 483 538 89%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 499 864 57%
Box 117 331 853 38%
Box 118 210 880 23%
Box 119 332 990 33%
Box 121 129 526 23%
Box 122 291 717 39%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 167 972 17%
Box 169 173 728 23%
Add MSS 537 549 744 73%
Add MSS 538 357 858 41%
Add MSS 539 390 948 41%
Add MSS 541 64 1258 5%
Overall 9,808 25,139 40%

As mentioned elsewhere on the blog, on 23 July we will be hosting a focus-group on Handwritten Text Recognition software, and its implementation into a crowdsourcing platform. If you would be interested in coming along, please email Dr Kris Grint (k.grint@ucl.ac.uk), with your name, institution (if applicable), and any dietary requirements (as lunch will be provided).

Thank you, as always, to TB‘s fantastic volunteers for all their contributions during the last week. It remains as greatly appreciated as ever.