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Transcribe Bentham


A Participatory Initiative


Progress update, 17 to 23 August 2013

By Tim Causer, on 23 August 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 17 to 23 August 2013, during which time terrific progress has been made by volunteer transcribers: 14,775 words of Bentham text have been transcribed during the last week, along with a further 5,978 words of TEI XML.

5,975 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 58 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 5,687 have met the required quality-controls and are complete, which is up 56 on this time last week. We are now only 25 away from having our 6,000th volunteer-transcribed manuscript!

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

We talked last week of a few niggles with the Transcription Desk which were being worked on; happily, some of these have now been resolved. You no longer have to enter anything in the text field when submitting a transcript, and the submission window will now open in a new window when it is clicked. We are still working on the points system, so please do bear with us – and thank you for your patience in the meantime.

More material was uploaded to the Transcription Desk this week, which lays bare the extent of Bentham’s anger towards the British government for abandoning his panopticon penitentiary scheme.

As always, thanks to everyone who has generated their time so generously to Transcribe Bentham during this last week. We look forward to seeing you on the other side of our 6,000th transcript!

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