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Please note: this wiki is no longer actively maintained.
Up-to-date digitization guidelines for Wisconsin Heritage Online--now Recollection Wisconsin--can be found at


For more information about the Recollection Wisconsin program, visit us at http://recollectionwisconsin.org.




This wiki is designed to serve current and potential Content Providers--Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies that are sharing their unique collections through the Wisconsin Heritage Online portal.


With the Wiki, You Can . . . 

  • Access up-to-date guidelines and educational opportunities. 
  • Take part in continuing discussion and development of statewide digitization standards.
  • Make connections with other WHO content providers and partner organizations. 


To become a Content Provider, contact us or submit the WHO Membership Form. Annual member dues are $50 for small organizations and $100 for large organizations.


WHO News #24, June 2102
Our summer newsletter includes recent blog highlights, a quick report from the Minnesota Digital Library annual meeting, and announcements of upcoming grant opportunities and conference sessions.   



What is WHO?

These links provide a general introduction to this collaborative statewide digitization initiative.




For Content Providers

Start with the links below to learn about planning and executing a digital project. 


  • Planning Guidelines for selecting materials and equipment, plus an overview of the steps involved in working with WHO.
  • Copyright Essential legal issues to consider before posting material on the web.
  • Digital Imaging Scanning, photography, image editing, and more.
  • Audio Files An introduction to working with digital audio collections, particularly oral histories.
  • Metadata Best practices for cataloging your digital content.
  • CONTENTdm For Hosted Content Providers using the Project Client provided by the Milwaukee Public Library.
  • PastPerfect For Hosted Content Providers cataloging items in PastPerfect.
  • Preservation Recommendations for storing and maintaining your digital files.
  • Other Issues This catch-all page includes information about collection development, accessibility, and other concerns.
  • Forms and Documents Useful things, including the WHO Membership Form and Collection Hosting Application.
  • Educational Resources Tutorials, blogs, guidelines, listservs, and articles about digitization efforts nationwide.
  • Explore Digital Collections Browse a diverse array of digital collections from national and international institutions.
  • Confused by any of the terms used in official WHO documents? Check out the WHO Glossary


WHO News Archive 


Questions? Contact us.

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