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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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