January 27, 2022

Reference Resource: “Newspaper Metadata Manual” From University of North Texas Libraries

The following full text manual is made available online by the University of North Texas Libraries Digital Newspapers Unit.


Newspaper Metadata Manual


UNT Digital Newspapers Unit (via University of North Texas Digital Library)
Edited by Andrew Weidner
Version 1.0 (March 2013)
29 Pages


This document describes the process that the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries’ Digital Newspaper Unit (DNU) uses to create metadata for the scanned newspapers published on The Portal to Texas History as part of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP). High quality metadata helps users find what they want more quickly. Over time, accurate descriptive metadata fosters trust among the Portal’s user community.

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