How to

Digital Egyptian Gazette project instructions

  1. How to scan microfilm
  2. How to perform structural markup in TEI-XML
  3. How to use boilerplates
  4. How to use GitHub
  5. How to OCR text
  6. How to use a plain text editor
  7. How to perform content markup
  8. How to query the full contents
  9. How to use regular expressions
  10. How to create data visualizations
  11. How to embed visualizations in markdown

Course-specific instructions

  1. How to produce blog posts
  2. How to write small tutorials
  3. How to submit serial question analysis
  4. How to revise templates

Technical notes

  1. [TEI customizations for Egyptian Gazette]

Further instructions (to come in future semesters)

  1. [How to map places mentioned in the Egyptian Gazette]
  2. [How to identify people mentioned in the Egyptian Gazette]
  3. [How to identify organizations and institutions mentioned in the Egyptian Gazette]


  1. Oxygen
  2. Atom text editor
  3. Photo stitch
  4. Palladio
  5. GitHub (and GitHub Desktop)
  6. FineReader or Cisdem (OCR)
  7. Slack

Languages and syntaxes

  1. XML
  2. TEI
  3. markdown
  4. XPath
  5. Regex (regular expressions)