New UW–Madison Policy Library now live – University of Wisconsin-Madison
If you need to find one of UW–Madison’s nearly 900 university-wide policies, your task just got a lot easier.
After a two-year effort that engaged stakeholders across campus, the new UW–Madison Policy Library is live at policy.wisc.edu. The online, searchable policy library serves as the single, up-to-date resource for all university-wide polices at UW–Madison. The library features extensive search functionality that allows users to search by topic or keywords.
“The policy library is an excellent and convenient new resource for our campus that greatly simplifies the process of finding applicable campus policy,” says Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs Raymond Taffora, who co-sponsored the project with Provost Karl Scholz. The Policy Library Project was managed by the Office of Strategic Consulting, which partnered with the UW–Madison Libraries to provide the front-end user interface and search functionality.
Scores of faculty, staff and students contributed to the effort by inventorying and cleaning up existing policies, creating criteria and guidelines for developing new policies, identifying software needs, updating policy content on websites and in knowledgebases (KBs), and developing tools and templates to support the policy library.
“I thank and congratulate the Office of Strategic Consulting and the teams of faculty and staff from across the campus who have dedicated a lot of time and thought to this project,” Scholz says. “The finished policy library is easy to use and will be a huge asset to our campus.”
All faculty and staff can help maintain library integrity
Maintaining the integrity of the policy library will require the