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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 (http://www.educopia.org/publishing/gdnpr
About the Guidelines
The Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness
to address digital preservation standards and digital newspaper
technical guidelines/practices across a spectrum of readiness options. The Guidelines
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.
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.