Wisconsin Historical Society

General Information

NHPRC Electronic Records Grant

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In 2015, the Wisconsin Historical Society received a three-year grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to support the preservation and access of state government electronic records. The Wisconsin State Preservation of Electronic Records Project (WiSPER) seeks to implement a sustainable electronic records workflow and transfer management system in selected state agencies, producing a measurable increase in the preservation of, and research access to, state agency records with historic value. 

This page provides links to forms, templates, workflows, and other documentation produced over the course of the grant. It is meant not only to be a resource for Wisconsin state agencies, but also for other state archives seeking to implement electronic records workflows.

Guidance Documents

DocumentLast Modified
Transferring Electronic Records to the State Archives10/13/2017
Preparing Electronic Records for Transfer to the State Archives10/13/2017
Digitization Guidance10/13/2017
Best Practices for the Selection of Electronic File Formats10/13/2017
Best Practices for Naming Electronic Records10/13/2017
Organization of Electronic Records10/13/2017
Electronic Records Transfer Workflow10/13/2017


DocumentLast Modified
Transfer Records to the State Archives with Exactly10/13/2017

Forms and Templates

DocumentLast Modified
Electronic Records Survey10/13/2017
Electronic Records Transfer Agreement10/13/2017
Electronic Records Transfer Information10/13/2017