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2020 Governor's Award for Archival Advocacy | Wisconsin Historical Society

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2020 Governor's Award for Archival Advocacy Winner Announced

2020 Governor's Award for Archival Advocacy | Wisconsin Historical Society

The South Central Library System has received the 2020 Governor's Award for Archival Advocacy from the Wisconsin Historical SocietyThe award is administered in cooperation with and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board.

About the South Central Library System

The South Central Library System (SCLS) provides library service to public libraries in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, and Wood counties. SCLS has developed services to assist member libraries with local history digitization projects. Started as a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant in 2016-2017, the program has expanded from a limited-term staff member and four sets of scanning equipment to a program staffed by a full-time digitization specialist and 20 scanning kits.

SCLS staff help library staff/volunteers through planning projects, providing project manuals, and offering guidance. SCLS helps with material selection based on what is at risk, what is most requested or used, and what is significant to the community. SLCS also provides training on metadata for search and discovery. Digitized material is available in ContentDM and harvested into Recollection Wisconsin.

About the Archival Advocacy Award

This award honors an individual or organization in Wisconsin or elsewhere for notable contributions to archival programs through organizational leadership, public advocacy, and financial or volunteer support. The nominated individual or organization must be advocating for Wisconsin programs. The activity or contribution being nominated must be for work that is continuing.

The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board jointly sponsor the Governor's Archives Awards annually. A panel of judges from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board recommended these organizations receive the award. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Board of Curators approved the 2020 Governor's Archives Awards.

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