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The Chronicles in Preservation project, a collaborative effort led by the
Educopia Institute, the MetaArchive Cooperative, the Chronopolis program,
the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech is pleased to make
available the *Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness*.
The *Guidelines *are freely available from Educopia Publishing (

*About the Guidelines*
The *Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness *seek to
address digital preservation standards and digital newspaper technical
guidelines/practices across a spectrum of readiness options. The *Guidelines
*are geared toward improving preservation readiness for both digitized and
born-digital newspaper content. They will be helpful for a wide range of
stakeholder institutions (including commercial news publishers),
particularly traditional memory stewards such as libraries, archives, and
historical societies.

The *Guidelines* cover a range of topics including, Inventorying,
Organizing, Format Management, Metadata Management, Checksum Management,
Preservation Packaging, and several additional considerations for
successful on-going digital newspaper preservation.

*Chronicles in Preservation Partners*
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Chronicles
in Preservation project is being led by the Educopia Institute (host for
the MetaArchive Cooperative), along with Chronopolis and the libraries of
University of North Texas, Virginia Tech, Penn State, University of Utah,
Georgia Tech, University of Kentucky, and Boston College.

Matt Schultz
Program Manager
Educopia Institute, MetaArchive Cooperative
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