Permanent Beta

We have spent a decade developing Lantern, and we consider it to be in "permanent beta." We look forward to continuing to enhance and improve the platform and the underlying collections. Help us by letting us know how we can improve. You can e-mail us at

Immediate priorities for development include:

More long-term development goals include:

Impact Stories

Our Google Analytics account shows the quantity of users, but it doesn't tell us anything about how the MHDL materials are being used or how the MHDL and Lantern are making an impact.

If you have found these resources to be valuable in your life or work, please let us know. Specific examples of how the MHDL and Lantern have enabled new research or teaching possibilities are especially appreciated.

By sharing your impact story, you will be helping us gain more of the resources we need to continue forward with our work.

E-mail your impact stories to ehoyt (at) wisc (dot) edu. Thank you.

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