May 18, 2022

Cultural Heritage: Nearly 400,000 Records From “Recollection Wisconsin” Now Accessible Through DPLA

From the Recollection Wisconsin Blog:

After three years of collaborative planning and development, Wisconsin’s libraries, archives, historical societies and museums are joining their peers around the country in providing free online access to their digital collections through DPLA. Nearly 400,000 records representing photographs, books, maps, artifacts and other historical and cultural resources from 186 collections are now part of DPLA. School children, genealogists and scholars will be able to find unique materials from Wisconsin and about Wisconsin through DPLA’s website.


“The Digital Public Library of America is thrilled to have Wisconsin represented as a Service Hub in the DPLA Network,” said Emily Gore, DPLA Director of Content. “The important digital content held by Wisconsin institutions together with the collections of other states, regions and significant individual institutions brings the DPLA another step closer to completing our goal of all states having an on-ramp to share their rich digital cultural heritage.”

Wisconsin’s partnership with DPLA is coordinated by Recollection Wisconsin, a collaborative program of WiLS, Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Library and Marquette University. As a Service Hub, Recollection Wisconsin will be the pathway to DPLA for the state’s cultural institutions, ensuring that even more digital collections from and about Wisconsin can be shared through this innovative national program.

Direct to Recollection Wisconsin

Direct to DPLA

See Also: University Of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Libraries Join Digital Public Library of America

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