Information for Campus Webmasters and Potential Donors

Web Archiving

The University Archives is not currently crawling every university webpage.

If your page is not currently in UW-Madison’s Archive-It collection but you think it fits our collection scope, please send an email to uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu with the subject line “Request to Archive Website.”

If your organization is planning to retire or redesign university-related website, please send an email to uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu with the subject line “Request to Archive Website.”

Please include the following information about your site:

  • URL and brief description of scope of website, organization, or cause
  • Relevance to our collecting areas (UW-Madison, UW-System Administration, and UW-Extension and Colleges)
  • Frequency of web updates (static page / weekly news, etc)
  • Date of retirement or redesign (if applicable)

Digital Materials

The University Archives also accepts donations of born-digital materials in a variety of formats, including DVD/CDs, external hard drives, hard drives, flash drive/memory sticks, SD card, floppy disks, and shared webspace (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive). While the University Archives does not limit the file formats we accept, donors should be aware that it is possible we will be unable to recover or preserve some rare formats.

If you or your organization is interested in donating, please send an email to uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu with the subject line “Donation of Digital Material” and include the following information:

  • Brief description of contents and scope
  • Relevance to our collecting areas (UW-Madison, UW-System Administration, and UW-Extension and Colleges)
  • Quantity and format of material