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The Department of Public Instruction supports the creation and maintenance of digital collections of cultural heritage materials in Wisconsin.

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a nationwide initiative to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives and museums and make them freely available to the world. Wisconsin’s partnership with DPLA builds on the Recollection Wisconsin statewide collaborative. As a Service Hub, Recollection Wisconsin is the on-ramp to DPLA for the state’s cultural heritage organizations of all sizes, ensuring that local digital collections can be discovered as part of this groundbreaking national program.

Wisconsin’s DPLA service hub is a collaboration of the Milwaukee Public Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WiLS, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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The Department of Public Instruction provides LSTA funding to Wisconsin’s DPLA service hub, as well as access to collections from the Wisconsin Digital Archives through DPLA.