About Us

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 two 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.