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Progress Update, 18 to 24 June 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 24 June 2016

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another round-up of the latest Transcribe Bentham statistics.  Our volunteers are still beavering away and as always, we are very grateful for their hard work.  We have now passed the 16,000 manuscript mark and transcription is continuing!

16,153 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 27 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 15,331 (94%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed progress chart is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 404 795 40%
Box 2 607 753 80%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 4 169 2%
Box 8 20 284 7%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 1 459 1%
Box 11 9 480 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 18 4 193 2%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 172 427 40%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 50 176 198 88%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 306 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 2 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 145 296 48%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 211 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 784 865 90%
Box 117 464 853 54%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 538 990 54%
Box 120 195 686 28%
Box 121 146 526 27%
Box 122 306 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 88 381 23%
Box 149 57 581 9%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 195 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 948 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 983 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 31 701 4%
Add MS 35549 7 366 1%
Add MS 35550 22 637 3%
Overall 16,153 35,002 46%

Working on Transcribe Bentham…

By Louise Seaward, on 17 June 2016

We have been lucky enough to have Klaudia Lleshi working with us over the past few weeks as a student intern and we are very grateful for all her help.  On her last day, Klaudia would like to share her experience of working on Transcribe Benham:

‘I have been working with the Transcribe Bentham project team as part of my work placement for the past six weeks. I am currently studying MSc Digital Humanities at UCL. The course has given me an opportunity to build on both my computing and technological skills as well as learn more about how different digital aspects are applied in humanities and why. Over the course of these six weeks I have had the chance to do several different types of jobs. I have transcribed some of Bentham’s work, although I probably still have a long way to go to actually be able to understand all of his handwriting, but practice makes perfect. I have also helped in writing the blog for the statistics of the project each week. I have updated the Transcribe Bentham blog as well as looking in to more recent news about Bentham, his work and the Transcribe Bentham project. Having already had some experience working on blogs previously, it was nice to get back to it and be able to update the content of the blog/website. I have worked with Oxygen to create XML based files of completed transcripts each week that will eventually be used to display these files as part of documents on a website that will be available for anyone to access. This has given me the chance build on the little knowledge I already had about Oxygen and practice creating different file types. I have had the chance to do several tasks as part of this work experience, with everyday being different. Getting the chance to digitise some of Bentham’s work by taking the photographs of the papers was great and then being able to use Adobe Bridge to edit the images so that they are in the correct format ready for upload also showed me the process of digitisation that they go through before they are finally uploaded ready for transcribing.

It has been a lovely six weeks with the Transcribe Benham Team, it has been good for me to work in the different areas of the project and learn how it all comes together. The team has been great and I’m sure the Transcribe Bentham Project will continue to grow and develop further with the all the new things they have planned for the future.’

Klaudia Lleshi

Progress Update 11 June – 17 June 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 17 June 2016

Hello everyone, thank you to all of our transcribers that have worked so hard this week. Here are our statistics.

16,126 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 44 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 15,263 (94%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed progress chart is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 397 795 49%
Box 2 607 753 80%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 4 169 2%
Box 8 18 284 6%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 1 459 1%
Box 11 9 480 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 18 4 193 2%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 172 427 40%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 50 176 198 88%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 306 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 2 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 145 296 48%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 211 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 784 865 90%
Box 117 463 853 54%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 538 990 54%
Box 120 195 686 28%
Box 121 146 526 27%
Box 122 306 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 88 381 23%
Box 149 46 581 7%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 195 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 948 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 983 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 31 701 4%
Add MS 35549 7 366 1%
Add MS 35550 16 637 2%
Overall 16,126 35,002 46%

Progress Update 4th June to 10th June 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 10 June 2016

Hey everyone, here is our progress update for the week.  Thank you to all of our transcribers this week for working so hard.

16,082 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 58 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 15,246 (94%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed progress chart is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 394 795 49%
Box 2 590 753 78%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 4 169 2%
Box 8 18 284 6%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 1 459 1%
Box 11 9 480 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 18 4 193 2%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 172 427 40%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 50 176 198 88%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 306 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 2 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 145 296 48%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 209 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 784 865 90%
Box 117 453 853 53%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 538 990 54%
Box 120 191 686 27%
Box 121 146 526 27%
Box 122 306 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 88 381 23%
Box 149 46 581 7%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 195 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 821 858 95%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 948 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 983 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 31 701 4%
Add MS 35549 6 366 1%
Add MS 35550 12 637 1%
Overall 16,082 35,002 45%

Progress Update, 27 May to 3 June 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 3 June 2016

Hi everyone.  We’ve got that Friday feeling at Transcribe Bentham because we have passed another milestone this week!  We now have over 16,000 manuscript pages transcribed or partially transcribed!  This is a huge achievement and we are so grateful to all the volunteers who take part so dilligently.  The more detailed statistics can be found below.

16,024 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 40 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 15,171 (94%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed progress chart is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 391 795 49%
Box 2 573 753 76%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 4 169 2%
Box 8 6 284 2%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 1 459 1%
Box 11 9 480 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 18 4 193 2%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 171 427 40%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 50 176 198 88%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 306 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 0 604 0%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 145 296 48%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 209 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 784 865 90%
Box 117 438 853 51%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 538 990 54%
Box 120 189 686 27%
Box 121 146 526 27%
Box 122 306 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 88 381 23%
Box 149 46 581 7%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 195 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 819 858 95%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 948 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 979 1258 77%
Add MS 35547 31 701 4%
Add MS 35549 6 366 1%
Add MS 35550 12 637 1%
Overall 16,024 35,002 45%