Progress update, 9 to 15 August 2014

By Tim Causer, on 15 August 2014

Welcome to the progress update for the period 9 to 15 August 2014, during which time I’m glad to report that further terrific progress has been made by TB volunteers.

10,415 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 103 on this time last week. Of these transcripts, a fantastic 9,519 (92%) have been approved after checking 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 1 192 794 24%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 172 290 59%
Box 15 63 914 7%
Box 18 2 192 1%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 16 122 13%
Box 30 0 193 0%
Box 31 14 302 4%
Box 34 35 398 8%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 28 418 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 14 345 4%
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 95 124 147 84%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 115 296 38%
Box 98 219 499 43%
Box 100 190 422 42%
Box 107 497 538 92%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 499 864 57%
Box 117 349 853 40%
Box 118 226 880 25%
Box 119 405 990 40%
Box 120 0 686 0%
Box 121 130 526 23%
Box 122 298 717 40%
Box 123 3 443 0%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 207 972 21%
Box 169 181 728 24%
Add MSS 537 664 744 89%
Add MSS 538 458 858 53%
Add MSS 539 404 948 42%
Add MSS 541 145 1258 11%
Overall 10,415 26,747 39%

A number of boxes – 70, 72, 95, 96, 115, and 537 – are now hurtling towards completion.

Bentham Project staff will be attending the 13th International Society for Utilitarian Studies conference in Yokohama next week, and will then give presentations about TB and our work on the tranScriptorium initiative. Transcripts will continue to be checked during this time, and a progress update will be issued, but it may take longer than usual for us to reply to emails. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience which this may cause.

In the meantime, thank you, as always, to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It remains as warmly appreciated as ever!