Transcription Assistant opportunity at the Bentham Project

By Tim Causer, on 31 August 2016

The Bentham Project has a vacancy for a Transcription Assistant to work with Professor Philip Schofield, Professor Margot Finn, and Dr Tim Causer on a new edition of Jeremy Bentham’s writings on Australia, containing three major texts: Panopticon versus New South Wales, A Plea for the Constitution, and Colonization Society Proposal. There will be a variety of tasks, including transcription of manuscripts, correcting of transcripts, proof-reading, and the encoding and preparation of online texts. More details about the research programme can be found at http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=AH/M009548/1.

The post will suit a research student working in History, Legal History, or a cognate field.

It is expected that work will be offered for one day per week (7 hours). The salary is £12.27 per hour.

Applications, consisting of a covering letter and CV, should be sent to Dr Tim Causer, Bentham Project, UCL Laws, 38-50 Bidborough House, London WC1H 9BT, or t.causer@ucl.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is Sunday 18 September 2016.

Progress Update – 20 to 26 August 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 30 August 2016

We’re coming to you a little late this time but we haven’t forgotten about the all-important stats!   We’re here with an update on the transcriptions for last week.  We passed another milestone this week, with over 16,500 pages now transcribed or partially-transcribed.  Our volunteers of course deserve a huge thanks!

16,520 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 50 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 15,676 (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 1 477 795 60%
Box 2 676 753 89%
Box 4 13 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 5 169 2%
Box 8 20 284 7%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 28 459 6%
Box 11 11 480 2%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 18 17 193 8%
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 97 147 296 49%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 212 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 790 865 91%
Box 117 486 853 56%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 538 990 54%
Box 120 260 686 37%
Box 121 149 526 28%
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 87 581 14%
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 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 32 701 4%
Add MS 35549 11 366 3%
Add MS 35550 65 637 10%
Overall 16,520 35,002 47%

Progress Update – 13 to 19 August 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 19 August 2016

Hi everyone!  It’s that time again, time to see what the transcribers have been up to across the past week.  Transcription continues to move forward and we owe a huge thanks to our volunteers for their invaluable help.

16,470 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 33 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 15,652 (95%) 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 1 470 795 59%
Box 2 672 753 89%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 5 169 2%
Box 8 20 284 7%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 23 459 5%
Box 11 11 480 2%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 18 14 193 7%
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 97 147 296 49%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 212 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 790 865 91%
Box 117 486 853 56%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 538 990 54%
Box 120 246 686 35%
Box 121 149 526 28%
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 87 581 14%
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 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 32 701 4%
Add MS 35549 11 366 3%
Add MS 35550 51 637 8%
Overall 16,470 35,002 47%

Progress Update – 6 to 12 August 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 12 August 2016

It’s time for another transcription update from Transcribe Bentham.  Our volunteers have been working hard  and we are happy to say that transcription is continuing at a nice pace.  Thanks to everyone who has been participating!

16,437 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 35 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 15,596 (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 1 460 795 57%
Box 2 665 753 88%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 5 169 2%
Box 8 20 284 7%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 23 459 5%
Box 11 11 480 2%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 18 12 193 6%
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 97 147 296 49%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 212 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 790 865 91%
Box 117 486 853 56%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 538 990 54%
Box 120 239 686 34%
Box 121 149 526 28%
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 87 581 14%
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 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 32 701 4%
Add MS 35549 11 366 3%
Add MS 35550 44 637 6%
Overall 16,437 35,002 46%

Progress Update – 30 July to 5 August 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 5 August 2016

Happy Friday one and all! It’s time for a round-up of the latest statistics from Transcribe Bentham.  We are very grateful to everyone who has transcribed something this week and would like to share our results with you all.

16,402 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 28 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 15,527 (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 1 450 795 56%
Box 2 660 753 87%
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 23 459 5%
Box 11 11 480 2%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 18 9 193 4%
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 97 147 296 49%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 212 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 788 865 91%
Box 117 486 853 56%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 538 990 54%
Box 120 226 686 32%
Box 121 149 526 28%
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 86 581 14%
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 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 32 701 4%
Add MS 35549 11 366 3%
Add MS 35550 44 637 6%
Overall 16,402 35,002 46%