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Progress Update – 4 to 10 March 2017

By Louise Seaward, on 10 March 2017

Another Friday, another statistics update!  The transcribers have been working at a good pace over the past seven days and we owe them a huge thanks for their hard work.

17,842 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 28 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 16,841 (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 1 722 795 90%
Box 2 723 753 96%
Box 4 43 694 6%
Box 5 201 290 69%
Box 7 6 169 3%
Box 8 24 284 8%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 116 459 25%
Box 11 12 480 2%
Box 12 173 615 28%
Box 13 5 359 1%
Box 14 13 514 2%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 16 12 254 4%
Box 18 66 193 34%
Box 26 0 389 0%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 20 302 6%
Box 32 1 160 1%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 232 427 54%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 47 1 466 1%
Box 50 178 198 89%
Box 51 387 940 41%
Box 52 7 609 1%
Box 54 0 205 0%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 60 1 183 1%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 156 345 45%
Box 70 308 350 88%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 75 3 77 3%
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 81 0  488 0%
Box 87 12 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 151 296 51%
Box 98 225 499 45%
Box 100 214 442 48%
Box 104 2 502 1%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 521 538 96%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 794 865 91%
Box 117 496 853 58%
Box 118 260 880 29%
Box 119 541 990 54%
Box 120 684 686 99%
Box 121 150 526 28%
Box 122 309 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 18 383 4%
Box 135 40 571 7%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 94 381 24%
Box 149 87 581 14%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 198 728 27%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 33 701 4%
Add MS 35549 24 366 6%
Add MS 35550 89 637 13%
Overall 17,842 40,394 44%

Progress Update – 25 February to 3 March 2017

By Louise Seaward, on 3 March 2017

Happy Friday!  We’re here with the low-down on the activity on Transcribe Bentham over the past week.  We need to take this moment to say thanks to everyone who is taking part at the moment!

17,814 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 29 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 16,828 (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 1 713 795 89%
Box 2 723 753 96%
Box 4 43 694 6%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 6 169 3%
Box 8 24 284 8%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 116 459 25%
Box 11 12 480 2%
Box 12 173 615 28%
Box 13 5 359 1%
Box 14 11 514 2%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 16 12 254 4%
Box 18 66 193 34%
Box 26 0 389 0%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 20 302 6%
Box 32 1 160 1%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 232 427 54%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 47 1 466 1%
Box 50 178 198 89%
Box 51 387 940 41%
Box 52 7 609 1%
Box 54 0 205 0%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 60 1 183 1%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 156 345 45%
Box 70 308 350 88%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 75 1 77 1%
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 81 0  488 0%
Box 87 12 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 149 296 50%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 213 442 48%
Box 104 1 502 1%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 521 538 96%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 794 865 91%
Box 117 496 853 58%
Box 118 260 880 29%
Box 119 541 990 54%
Box 120 675 686 98%
Box 121 150 526 28%
Box 122 309 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 18 383 4%
Box 135 40 571 7%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 94 381 24%
Box 149 87 581 14%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 198 728 27%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 33 701 4%
Add MS 35549 24 366 6%
Add MS 35550 89 637 13%
Overall 17,814 40,394 44%

Progress Update – 18 to 24 Februrary 2017

By Louise Seaward, on 24 February 2017

Welcome to the weekly statistics update, where we lay out what has been transcribed this week.  Our transcribers have been working at a good pace, despite battling with some technical problems on the site.  I’m happy to report that our these issues are now resolved and the Transcription Desk is fully open for business!   We owe a huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to the project over the past week.  Here are the stats…

17,785 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 38 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 16,758 (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 1 704 795 88%
Box 2 723 753 96%
Box 4 43 694 6%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 6 169 3%
Box 8 24 284 8%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 116 459 25%
Box 11 12 480 2%
Box 12 173 615 28%
Box 13 5 359 1%
Box 14 10 514 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 16 12 254 4%
Box 18 66 193 34%
Box 26 0 389 0%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 20 302 6%
Box 32 1 160 1%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 232 427 54%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 47 1 466 1%
Box 50 178 198 89%
Box 51 387 940 41%
Box 52 7 609 1%
Box 54 0 205 0%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 60 1 183 1%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 156 345 45%
Box 70 308 350 88%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 75 1 77 1%
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 81 0  488 0%
Box 87 12 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 149 296 50%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 213 442 48%
Box 104 1 502 1%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 519 538 96%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 794 865 91%
Box 117 496 853 58%
Box 118 260 880 29%
Box 119 541 990 54%
Box 120 662 686 96%
Box 121 150 526 28%
Box 122 309 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 18 383 4%
Box 135 37 571 6%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 94 381 24%
Box 149 87 581 14%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 197 728 27%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 33 701 4%
Add MS 35549 24 366 6%
Add MS 35550 89 637 13%
Overall 17,785 40,394 44%

Transcription Desk open for business again!

By Louise Seaward, on 24 February 2017

Hello!  We’re happy to announce that our Transcription Desk is up and running again.  Our thanks go out to the team at the University of London Computer Centre for resolving our technical difficulties.  The site is open for business as usual and there are thousands of Bentham’s pages waiting to be transcribed!  We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience.  As always, if you have any questions or run into any problems on the site, please do send us an email.

Apologies – access problems on the Transcription Desk

By Louise Seaward, on 24 February 2017

This is just a quick message to apologise to those of you who might have had trouble accessing the Transcription Desk over the past few days.

We experienced a problem with our server which has unfortunately led to the site being down for some periods of time.  The team at University of London Computer Centre are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible – so volunteers should be able to resume transcription soon.  Thank you for your patience.  I will update the blog again once we know more!  But if you have any questions about this in the meantime, feel free to send us an email.