LEANWI and Digitization of Historic Documents

LEANWI and South Central Library System provide equipment for hosting backup and storage for digital archives of materials and metadata for public libraries in any participating Wisconsin public library system. The purpose is to provide proper storage of digitized materials. This project is in partnership with Recollection Wisconsin and managed through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) Digital Archives Backup Collaboration Group (https://www.wplc.info/digitalarchives).  

Project IONh

Browse active projects from LeanWI libraries made possible by ResCarta Foundation visual platform and open source metadata software.

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Recollection Wisconsin Digital Readiness Toolkit

Digital Readiness Toolkit

Recollection Wisconsin’s new Digital Readiness Toolkit is now available! This revised and expanded set of tools, guidelines, examples, templates, and other resources is a complete guide to creating and tending a digital collection.

The Toolkit was developed specifically to meet the needs of small cultural heritage organizations and is freely available for anyone to use. Every stage of the Toolkit’s development, from planning to design to review to testing, was driven by community input.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this process, including beta testers at Carthage College, the Judge Eghart House (Port Washington), The Highground Veterans Memorial Park (Neillsville), and the Sister Bay Liberty Grove Fire Department Oral History Project.

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Digitization News and Grants

Federal Grant Opportunities

Federal granting agencies support preservation, conservation, digitization, and audio preservation initiatives to preserve and provide access to cultural collections held by America's libraries, archives, museums, historical organizations, and other nonprofits. IMLS...

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Grant: ALA Carnegie – Whitney Grants

Deadline: November 4, 2022 The Carnegie-Whitney Grant program provides grants of up to $5,000 for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library...

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