Welcome to the UWDCC
The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections (UWDC) were established in the summer of 2001. The Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) and UW System's Office of Learning & Information Technology created the UWDC to provide quality digital resources from its academic libraries to UW faculty, staff and students, citizens of the state, and scholars at large.
The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center was formed to be the utility that digitizes, provides access to, and maintains digital projects. Since that time, the UWDCC has digitized over one-million objects, developed and implemented technologies to enhance digital collections, and partnered with a variety of content providers to create illustrative and valuable digital resources.
The UWDCC aims to...
- make materials more accessible, both materials within the libraries and archives as well as material held elsewhere that is relevant to University programs and initiatives.
- make content of value to faculty and staff for teaching and research readily available in digital formats compatible with instructional technology tools.
- build digital collections including materials that are unique or less widely disseminated or held by multiple libraries.
- organize and provide tools for easy identification and navigation of digital content, both locally created and commercially licensed.
- educate faculty, librarians, and other staff in the creation and effective use of digital content.
- provide a stable, scalable, and sustainable platform for the delivery and long-term management of digital content.