The Wisconsin Document Depository Program is a statutorily mandated program that requires Wisconsin state agencies to provide copies of their documents to preserve and make available a record of major state government programs. Documents are made available in two ways: at depository libraries like the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online through the Wisconsin Digital Archives.
- The Wisconsin Digital Archives contains state documents that describe activities of state government including statistics, reports, and studies published by government agencies in the course of their work and document how government and citizens interact.
Other state agencies also provide digital collections of Wisconsin governmental documents:
- The State Government Web Archives collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society harvests and archives state government websites using the Archive-It software produced by the Internet Archive. Access to full state agency websites allows users to search and access web content no longer available on the live website.
- The Legislative Reference Bureau Digital Collections contains LRB, Legislative Audit Bureau, Legislative Council, and Legislative Fiscal Bureau publications and a Mandated Reports to the Legislature collection of reports required by state statute or act.
Hat tip to Abby Swanton of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for this information