• October 25th, 2018

    James Watrous was known for his art, his dedication as a professor, and a champion of art stewardship on campus. He was instrumental in the establishment of the first art museum on the UW-Madison campus, the Elvehjem Museum of Art.

  • February 12th, 2018

    UWDC is migrating the backend of its collections into Fedora, an open-source repository software. This migration will be happening during 2018 and details of the process are outlined here.

  • October 30th, 2017

    Earlier this year, UWDCC acquired a new contraption that has since made our jobs of digitally capturing and formatting materials immensely easier.

  • August 31st, 2017

    With the newest additions, UWDCC builds on the work that began in 2006 when Ibero-American Studies Bibliographer Paloma Celis Carbajal met with members of Eloísa Cartonera, the first cartonera publisher.

  • August 3rd, 2016

    This fall the Center for Open Science will be on campus to provide a workshop on reproductibility in quantitative research.

  • June 30th, 2016

    June has been a busy month for us here in the Digital Collections Center and marks a great leap forward in our ability to handle the most challenging of bound materials in an efficient and careful manner.

  • May 16th, 2016

    By Peter Gorman The noted Swedish author and reformer Fredrika Bremer (1801-1865) published a vivid account of her tour across North America and Cuba from 1849 to 1851, during which […]

  • April 27th, 2016

    Many sung celebrations of spring can be found in the Wisconsin Folksong Collection. Andrea Parmentier highlights a few gems from that collection.

  • March 21st, 2016

    What it takes to digitize the greats here in UWDC.

  • February 24th, 2016

    By Laura Schmidt. For Black History Month, UWDC was curious to see what we could discover about the creation of the Department of Afro-American Studies on campus through our collection of the Board of Regents Minutes.

  • February 3rd, 2016

    We’re joining in the #ColorOurCollections campaign this week. Use images from the UWDC as coloring pages and share your results on social media. Download our coloring booklet to color all week!

  • Research Data Services Logo
    January 22nd, 2016

    The Holz series provides a chance to highlight the exciting research happening on our campus, as well as a way to build a community that is engaged in discussion around the emerging and fast-changing ways we interact with, use, and tell stories through data.

  • Oneida logo
    December 22nd, 2015

    By Laura Schmidt UW Digital Collections is one of the homes of the Wisconsin Oneida Language Preservation Project and, on the first day of winter, we thought it would be appropriate […]

  • Philo Buck, comparative literature
    December 9th, 2015

    By Laura Schmidt On this day in 1950, Philo M. Buck, Jr., passed away. You can find a number of photos of Professor Buck in our UW-Madison Collection. He was […]

  • November 19th, 2015

    By Laura Schmidt As many of us know, Charles Van Hise was the president of UW Madison from 1903 until his death, which was on November 19, 1918, when he […]