Technical Guidelines & Specifications
Over a period of two years, successful applicants will select newspapers—published in their state or territory between 1836 and 1922—and convert approximately 100,000 pages into digital files (primarily from microfilm), according to the technical guidelines outlined here.
Latest Guidelines for Applicants
- Technical Guidelines for 2013 Awards (PDF, 157KB)
Current Guidelines for Awardees
- Technical Premises and Digital Preservation (PDF, 220 KB)
- Structural Metadata & Use of XML (PDF, 149 KB)
- Open-source LC Newspaper Viewer Software (external link)
Presentations & Publications Relating to NDNP
- NDIIPP News and Events - "Mediated by Software"
- NDNP 2010 (PDF, 724 KB), presented at American Libraries Association (June 2010)
- D-Lib article, Littman, "Actualized Preservation Threats," (external link) (Jul/Aug 2007)
- JPEG2000 Historical Newspapers Profile Report (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- D-Lib article, Littman, "Technical Validation," (external link) (May 2006)
- More Presentations and Publications...
- Content Selection
- Microfilm Selection (PDF, 1.3 MB)
- N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual (1880-1922) - (See Digital Reference Collections)
Guidelines for Newspaper Title History Essays
Resources for Preservation & Digital Conversion
- United States Newspaper Program Preservation Guidelines
- Caring for Your Collections: Preserving Newspapers
Last Updated: 10/22/2012