Historical and Local Digital Collections Committee


Public libraries in Wisconsin hold rich historical and local collections.  This committee will consider ways to leverage collaborative projects and partnerships to foster enhanced digital access and preservation services for these collections.  Specifically, the committee will:

  • Provide direction for existing WPLC projects related to aspects of historical and local collections including the historical newspaper project and development of digitization training and guidelines.
  • Develop projects, supporting budget requests, and collaborative efforts to foster enhanced digital access and preservation services for historical and local collections in an efficient manner.


Jill Fuller, Bridges Library System

Alison Hoffman, Monarch Library System

David Kranz, Southwest Wisconsin Library System

Rebecca Leannah, Racine Public Library

Bradley Shipps, Outagamie Waupaca Library System

Rose Ziech, South Central Library System

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

October 2017 Minutes

April 2017 Minutes

January 2017 Minutes

October 2016 Minutes

August 2016 Minutes


Collaborative Digitization Outcomes

Wisconsin Historical Newspaper Project