NEH Chronicles in Preservation

NEH Chronicles in Preservation (2011-2013)

In May 2011, the Educopia Institute (host for the MetaArchive Cooperative), with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the libraries of University of North Texas, Penn State, Virginia Tech, University of Utah, Georgia Tech, Boston College, and Clemson University, announced that they received $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Chronicles in Preservation project will study, document, and model the use of data preparation and distributed digital preservation frameworks to collaboratively preserve digitized and born-digital newspaper collections. This two-year project will result in guidelines for preparing digital newspaper collections for preservation, interoperability tools to facilitate the exchange of these newspaper collections between repositories, and a comparative analysis of the strengths and challenges of three distinct DDP frameworks (MetaArchive-LOCKSS, Chronopolis-iRODS, UNT-CODA).