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Data Preparation Overview

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A key element of the success of the project was the ability to manipulate directory content and use it in different systems. Keyboarded directories were tagged for display as XML document and manipulated to function a GIS environment. Before getting to the specifics of tagging and punctuation, the team had to first define what functionality a directory should have and how that would be replected in the standards and procedures for data preparation as well as in the back-end programming of the tools.

A guide to Boston city directories and their functionality in the TDL (pdf)
Outlines the functionality and the formation of Boston city directories as TEI P4 XML text documents deliverable in the Tufts Digital Library