Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Last Chance to Access the Wisconsin Children's Performer Directory

Announced in 2014, the Wisconsin Children's Performer Directory is closed. The DPI Public Library Development team no longer has budget or staff resources to support the Directory, which has also come to pose some liability issues for the agency.

The Von Trapp Family Singers
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye to the
Wisconsin Children's Performer Directory (image source)
The existing webpages linked to http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/pld_performers will be kept online through the 2015 Wisconsin Summer Library Program and then deleted. The last day to access the Directory will be Monday, August 31, 2015. To capture a personal copy of the Directory before it is deleted, users might consider printing some or all of the webpages, or copying and pasting the webpage content into a document.

You can print or save the Directory webpages yourself. The pages are:

A directory of Wisconsin public libraries and regional library systems is maintained. Performers can use this directory to contact libraries and library systems. It's online as an Excel file at http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/pld/xls/wipldir.xls and as a PDF file at http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/pld/pdf/wipldir.pdf. The PDF file is updated annually. The Excel file is updated annually and as needed during the year.

Written by:
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt and Jamie McCanless, Public Library Development Team