Grant will help groups preserve UP history in a digital way

Feb 2, 2021

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   History in the Upper Peninsula is going digital.

A $100,000 federal grant will help create UPLINK, a digital network that will allow U.P. heritage groups to preserve collections and offer public access. Northern Michigan University archivist Marcus Robyns reached out to more than 20 heritage groups in the U.P. He found that only the Delta County Historical Society in Escanaba provides online public access to digital material.

NMU will host the website on a dedicated server. UPLINK will be managed by representatives from NMU, Michigan Technological University, Lake Superior State University and some heritage groups.