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Progress update, 4 to 24 August 2012

By Tim Causer, on 24 August 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 4 to 24 August 2012, during which time further excellent progress has been made – particularly while the the Olympics provided alternative pleasures. Apologies again for the delay in attending to submissions while I was on leave, and thank you to all volunteers for your forbearance. Normal weekly updates have now resumed!

4,092 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, up 78 from 3 August. Of these transcripts, 3,872 (94%) are complete and locked, which is an increase of 90 since the last update.

  • Box 2: 336 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (63%)
  • Box 27: 348 of 350 (99%)
  • Box 35: 266 of 439 (60%)
  • Box 50: 60 of 92 (65%)
  • Box 51: 121 of 940 (12%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 172 of 250 (49%)
  • Box 71: 651 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 606 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 97 of 199 (48%)
  • Box 95: 80 of 147 (54%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 30 of 288 (10%)
  • Box 98: 8 of 499 (1%)
  • Box 100: 89 of 433 (20%)
  • Box 115: 247 of 307 (80%)
  • Box 116: 213 of 864 (24%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 50% of the 8,068 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 51 – which contains some rather tricky manuscripts – was the most heavily transcribed during the past couple of weeks. Manuscripts from Box 98, which includes Bentham’s writings on the civil and penal codes, are now also available to transcribe.

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort so generously to Transcribe Bentham during the past few weeks. It is, as always, greatly appreciated.

Progress update, 7 to 13 July 2012

By Tim Causer, on 13 July 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 7 to 13 July 2012, during which further excellent progress has been made.

3,874 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, an increase of 42 on last week’s total. Of these, 3,637 are now complete and locked, up 53 on this time last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 332 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 342 of 350 (97%)
  • Box 35: 243 of 439 (55%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 72 of 940 (7%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 649 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 570 of 664 (85%)
  • Box 73: 150 of 150 (100%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 55 of 147 (37%)
  • Box 96: 525 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 30 of 288 (10%)
  • Box 100: 81 of 433 (18%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 184 of 864 (21%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 51% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 72 was the most heavily transcribed during the last week, and a number of boxes are closing in completion.

If you have submitted a transcript and it has not been checked, please do get in touch: for reasons best known to itself, my email programme has been funnelling a number of submissions into the junk folder. I think I have retrieved all those so treated, but please do let us know if some of your transcripts have not been retrieved.

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It remains greatly appreciated.

Progress update, 30 June to 6 July 2012

By Tim Causer, on 9 July 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 30 June to 6 July 2012, during which time further excellent progress has been made by volunteers. (Apologies for the delay in issuing this update, I was at a conference last Friday).

3,832 manuscripts are now transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 59 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 3,584 (93%) are now complete and locked, up 58 on last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 331 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 336 of 350 (96%)
  • Box 35: 234 of 439 (53%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 72 of 940 (7%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 649 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 551 of 664 (82%)
  • Box 73: 150 of 150 (100%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 53 of 147 (36%)
  • Box 96: 523 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 29 of 288 (9%)
  • Box 100: 81 of 433 (18%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 182 of 864 (21%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 51% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that Box 73 is now complete, and all that remains is for three partially-transcribed manuscripts and that’s it! Box 27 was the most heavily transcribed during the past week, and a number of boxes of material are now near completion.

You can also read more about the grant which the Bentham Project (and Transcribe Bentham) has received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Thank you, as ever, to all those volunteer transcribers who have given their time and effort during the last seven days – it remains greatly appreciated.

Progress update, 31 March to 6 April 2012

By Tim Causer, on 7 April 2012

Welcome to a brief progress update for the period 31 March to 6 April 2012, more truncated than usual owing to the break.

3,214 manuscripts have now been worked on, an increase of 49 on last week’s total.

The detailed state of progress is as follows:

We look forward to providing fuller details in next week’s progress update, and hope you enjoy the remainder of the holiday.

Progress update, 21 to 27 January 2012

By Tim Causer, on 27 January 2012

Welcome to the progress update for 21 to 27 January 2012, during which the proportion of completed transcripts has increased once more.

2,596 manuscripts have now been transcribed, an increase of 35 on last week’s total. Of these, 2,365 – 91%! – are now complete, which is up 59 on last week’s total. As we said last week, this high proportion of completed transcripts really is testament to the quality of work being done by Transcribe Bentham volunteers.

The detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 287 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (53%)
  • Box 27: 240 of 350 (68%)
  • Box 35: 228 of 439 (51%)
  • Box 50: 47 of 92 (51%)
  • Box 51: 45 of 940 (4%)
  • Box 62: 41 of 565 (7%)
  • Box 70: 165 of 250 (47%)
  • Box 71: 299 of 665 (44%)
  • Box 72: 209 of 664 (31%)
  • Box 73: 119 of 156 (76%)
  • Box 79: 75 of 199 (37%)
  • Box 95: 44 of 147 (30%)
  • Box 96: 506 of 539 (93%)
  • Box 97: 21 of 288 (6%)
  • Box 115: 232 of 307 (75%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 46% of the 5,580 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 72 saw the most activity during the last seven days, with Box 2 not far behind.

In related news, regular readers may remember that towards the end of last year, that Bentham’s Auto-Icon was removed from its cabinet as part of a refurbishment of the site. The Auto-Icon was taken to a quiet room while all this was going, and new and up-to-date photographs were taken by Tony Slade, the manager of UCL’s Design and Web Services (and member of the Transcribe Bentham project team).  Tony also created a 360-degree rotatable Virtual Auto-Icon, which is now available via the Bentham Project website. If you have always wanted to have a look at this curious exhibit, but can’t make it to the South Cloisters of UCL, now is your chance!

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time to the project during the last seven days, and ensuring Transcribe Bentham‘s ongoing success.