Progress update, 26 July to 1 August

By Tim Causer, on 1 August 2014

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 26 July to 1 August 2014, during which time further terrific progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers as they make inroads into the next 10,000 transcripts.

10,195 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 116 on this time last week. Of these transcripts, 9,375 (92%) have been checked and subsequently approved 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 1 177 794 22%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 169 290 58%
Box 15 61 914 7%
Box 18 2 192 1%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 15 122 12%
Box 30 0 193 0%
Box 31 14 302 4%
Box 34 34 398 8%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 27 418 6%
Box 37 23 487 4%
Box 38 53 424 12%
Box 39 8 282 2%
Box 41 80 528 13%
Box 42 71 910 7%
Box 44 52 201 25%
Box 50 159 198 79%
Box 51 373 940 39%
Box 57 16 420 3%
Box 62 55 565 9%
Box 63 8 345 2%
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 100 190 422 42%
Box 107 493 538 91%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 499 864 57%
Box 117 345 853 40%
Box 118 224 880 25%
Box 119 364 990 36%
Box 121 130 526 23%
Box 122 296 717 40%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 201 972 20%
Box 169 180 728 24%
Add MSS 537 599 744 80%
Add MSS 538 407 858 47%
Add MSS 539 402 948 42%
Add MSS 541 136 1258 10%
Overall 10,195 25,667 39%

The rate of transcription continues to amaze us!

Elsewhere, Donelle McKinley, a PhD student in the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, is researching the theory and practice of crowdsourcing in the cultural heritage domain. As part of her study, she is conducting a brief, online questionnaire, and would particularly welcome the contributions and expertise of TB volunteers. By taking part in the survey, your will help to make a valuable crowdsourcing research and practice.

Thank you, as ever, to everyone who contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last week. It remains as greatly appreciated as ever.