Hi, The Chronam input is currently based on the batch structure described in the NDNP guidelines. The latest NDNP technical guidelines, specifically Appendix D: Batch, File and Directory Structure, might be a good place to start: http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/guidelines/NDNP_201315TechNotes.pdf Additionally, all current NDNP profiles, schemas, and XML templates are available at: http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/guidelines/archive/guidelines1213.html Hope this helps get you started. Let us know how else we can help. Best, Nathan Nathan Yarasavage Digital Projects Specialist Serial and Government Publications Division Library of Congress (202) 707-2954 -----Original Message----- From: Data, API, website, and code of the Chronicling America website [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Zachary Spalding Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 2:24 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: create a batch I was curious is there another tool or manual on creating a batch? I have some newspaper data that is in a Veridan product and I am curious what it would take to convert to a Chronam input.