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. This includes connecting members to resources and support related to historical newspaper digitization efforts and developing digitization training and guidelines.
  • Develop projects, support budget requests, and make collaborative efforts to foster enhanced digital access and preservation services for historical and local collections in an efficient manner.


Alison Hoffman (Monarch Library System)
Robert Jaeger (Milwaukee Public Library)
David Kranz (Winding Rivers Library System)
Tamara Ramski (South Central Library System)
Bradley Shipps (Outagamie Waupaca Library System)

Current Meeting Agenda

NOTE: This Committee meets twice/year. The next meeting will be held in the Spring of 2024.

Meeting Minutes

March 2024 Minutes

November 2023 Minutes

March 2023 Minutes

April 2022 Minutes

December 2019 Minutes

June 2019 Minutes

March 2019 Minutes

December 2018 Minutes

September 2018 Minutes

October 2017 Minutes

April 2017 Minutes

January 2017 Minutes

October 2016 Minutes

August 2016 Minutes


Collaborative Digitization Outcomes

Wisconsin Historical Newspaper Project