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:

Additionally, all current NDNP profiles, schemas, and XML templates are available at:

Hope this helps get you started.  Let us know how else we can help.


Nathan Yarasavage
Digital Projects Specialist
Serial and Government Publications Division
Library of Congress

(202) 707-2954

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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.