By Tim Causer, on 24 July 2015
Welcome to the progress update for the period 11 to 17 July 2015, during which time further excellent progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers.
13,392 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 41 on this time last week. Of these transcripts, 12,532 (93%) have been checked and approved by Transcribe Bentham staff. (This week, we had a look through the list of partially-transcribed manuscripts and were able to check and approve 174 of them. If you would like to work on a partially complete transcript, please do consult the big list).
The more detailed state of progress is as follows:
|Box||No. of manuscripts worked on||No. of manuscripts in box||Completion|
|Add MS 537||730||744||98%|
|Add MS 538||774||858||90%|
|Add MS 539||834||948||87%|
|Add MS 540||176||1012||17%|
|Add MS 541||396||1258||31%|
The big news this week is that the transcription of Box 150 is now complete! Since the turn of the year, volunteers have transcribed around 500 manuscripts from this box alone, assisting our colleague Dr Michael Quinn in producing the next volume of Bentham’s Collected Works, and making some terrific discoveries along the way. Expect a round-up update in due course from Dr Quinn about these manuscripts.
We hope, in the coming days, to add fresh material to the website for transcription, and will let you know once it’s up and running.
And finally, Bentham made an appearance on The Guardian website yesterday, in an article which asks “What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance?”
Thank you, as always, to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It remains as greatly appreciated as ever by us all.