Progress update, 12 to 18 July 2014

By Tim Causer, on 18 July 2014

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 12 to 18 July 2014, during which time further tremendous progress has been made by volunteers: the 10,000th transcript will be edited next week! We continue to make headway into the backlog of transcripts and once again thank everyone for their patience.

9,934 transcripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is 126 up on this time last week. Of these transcripts, 9,168 (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 1 153 794 19%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 168 290 57%
Box 15 56 914 6%
Box 18 2 192 1%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 13 122 10%
Box 31 12 302 3%
Box 34 33 398 8%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 25 418 5%
Box 37 20 487 4%
Box 38 49 424 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 97 115 296 38%
Box 98 219 499 43%
Box 100 188 422 42%
Box 107 485 538 90%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 499 864 57%
Box 117 338 853 39%
Box 118 212 880 24%
Box 119 347 990 35%
Box 121 130 526 23%
Box 122 292 717 40%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 181 972 18%
Box 169 176 728 24%
Add MSS 537 562 744 75%
Add MSS 538 368 858 42%
Add MSS 539 395 948 41%
Add MSS 541 91 1258 7%
Overall 9,934 25,139 40%

You can read about the love lives of Jeremiah and Jeremy Bentham – some of the material which volunteers have transcribed – via the British Library’s Untold Lives blog.

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 ever, to TB‘s fantastic volunteers for all their contributions during the last week. It remains as greatly appreciated as ever. We look forward to marking the auspicious occasion of our 10,000th transcript next week!