MelissaMcLimansThe Wisconsin State Journal  interviewed one of the Libraries’ own this week for the popular Know Your Madisonian column. Melissa McLimans,  digital services librarian at the UW Digital Collections Center (UWDC), shared her perspective on the importance of digital collections for preservation, how to engage with users on social media, and how to dress for Badger football games, among other gems.

The full interview is well worth a read, and Melissa’s thoughts on digital collections and the Wisconsin Idea are particularly astute.

Congratulations, Melissa!

Read the full interview online at the Wisconsin State Journal website.

“One of the main ideas with the collection is the Wisconsin Idea, and with the Web you get to expand that even further. While our core mission is to the scholars and faculty, it’s likely that most of our users are coming from well outside those boundaries. It’s amazing to think that the papers of Aldo Leopold can be accessed by anyone interested in that history, not just a scholar in Madison.” ~Melissa McLimans