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Over 20,000 pages transcribed by volunteers!

By Louise Seaward, on 13 April 2018

Big news at Transcribe Bentham HQ!  Volunteers have now transcribed over 20,000 pages of Bentham’s writings at our online Transcription Desk.

This is a monumental achievement that all our volunteers, past and present, should be incredibly proud of.  It comes only around two years after we hit the 15,000 pages milestone in January 2016.  Through their transcription work, our volunteers have a created a formidable online resource used by scholars inside and outside the Bentham Project, as well as interested members of the public around the world.  Thank you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the full statistics for the initiative – as of 30 March 2018 (date of our last update).

20,120 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed. Of these transcripts, 19,136 (95%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

Over the past four weeks, volunteers have worked on a total of 163 manuscript pages. This means that an average of 41 pages have been transcribed each week during the past month.

Check out the Benthamometer for more information on how much has been transcribed from each box of Bentham’s papers!