The ingest and its preparation are crucial steps and of strategical importance for digital preservation. If we want to move digital preservation into the mainstream we have to make them as easy as possible while maintaining their quality. The NESTOR guide "Into The Archive" tries to streamline the planing and execution of ingest projects. The main task for such a guide is to provide help for a broad audience without detailed background knowledge and with heterogeneous use cases. This presentation will introduce the guide and discuss the challenges.