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Recollection Wisconsin + DPLA

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Delivered by Emily Pfotenhauer to the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference on August 9, 2016

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Recollection Wisconsin + DPLA

  1. 1. WI + DPLA UPPER MIDWEST DIGITAL COLLECTIONS CONFERENCE AUGUST 9, 2016 Emily Pfotenhauer Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager, WiLS emily@wils.org recollectionwisconsin.org/dpla
  2. 2. South Wood County Historical Museum  2004 - Wi Heritage Online  2013 - Recollection Wisconsin  Metadata aggregation  Standards and guidelines  Training and consulting  Content hosting DIGITAL COLLABORATION IN WISCONSIN
  3. 3. UW-Madison Archives  2013 First conversations about DPLA partnership among stakeholders  2014 Governing Board, Steering Committee and Metadata Work Group established  2015 Service Hub application approved  2016 First metadata ingest (400,000 records from 185 collections) OUR ROAD TO DPLA
  4. 4. First ingest = 400,000 records
  5. 5. Service Hub Governing Partners
  6. 6. Funding Sources – 2016 • In-kind contributions from Governing Partners • Harvesting and hosting fees from Content Partners • LSTA funding from IMLS (administered by Wisconsin DPI) • Nicholas Family Foundation • Bradley Foundation • NEH planning grant
  7. 7. Listening to War: Uncovering Wisconsin’s Wartime Oral Histories recollectionwisconsin.org/wioralhistory
  8. 8. SERVICE MODEL: CONSULTING Consultation instead of Training WHY: volunteers, short-term staff, and sporadic digital project needs
  9. 9. Milwaukee-area pilot sites: • Shorewood Historical Society • Medical College of Wisconsin SERVICE MODEL: CONSULTING
  10. 10. THE CONSULTATION MODEL Making it work • Provide some infrastructure • Content hosting by Milwaukee Public Library • Metadata templates • Make use of our best assets: knowledge and expertise
  11. 11. WI + DPLA: BIGGEST LESSONS • Solving one problem at a time • Patience! • Consortial ownership helps: utilize existing strengths • Other Hubs are happy to share
  12. 12. Thank You! Mineral Point Historical Society Emily Pfotenhauer Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager, WiLS emily@wils.org recollectionwisconsin.org/dpla

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