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Collection Development

Your digitization project should fit your institution's mission, goals, and collection development policies. If you do not have written policies currently in place, these links can hep you develop them.


WHO's Collection Development documents

Wisconsin Heritage Online Collection Development Policy 

Wisconsin Heritage Online Selection Criteria


Sample documents for collection acquisition and maintenance



Conservation and Collections Stewardship

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning (DPI) worked in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS), the Wisconsin Federation of Museums (WFM), and Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS) to request $39,663 for a statewide planning grant as part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services' Connecting to Collections program. The planning grant is intended to engage institutions with responsibility for collections stewardship within a state in consultation and planning for ways to address the Heritage Health Index recommendations most relevant to Wisconsin. The partner organizations worked with the Midwest Art Conservation Center to conduct a survey, facilitate focus groups, and develop recommendations and a final report. Read more about this important initiative here.




In the digital context, accessibility means making sure web pages are accessible to visually impaired users and others with special needs. Your digital collections may be subject to federal, state, or organizational accessibility requirements. The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at UW-Madison offers useful resources for how and why to make your website accessible.


Other issues or concerns we've missed? Post your suggestions to the wiki or add them to the comments section below. 

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