(1) In this section, “state document” has the meaning given in s. 35.81(3).
(2) The director of the historical society shall file with the department of administration,
and may revise, lists of state, county, municipal, federal, or other agencies to which
state documents shall be distributed in accordance with interstate or international
comity, with or without exchange, as provided in s. 35.86, in order to maintain or enlarge the reference collections of the society and the
state. The department of administration shall obtain the state documents so specified from
the agencies publishing them, at the expense of the agencies, and shall ship the state
documents to the addressees provided by the director. The department of administration shall prepay carriage charges and shall collect
the charges from the agencies publishing the state documents being shipped.
(3) The historical society shall keep available to other state agencies and to citizens
of Wisconsin and other states its public document collections under such proper and
reasonable regulations as may be deemed advisable.
(4) The historical society may loan public documents, except those of rare nature,
to other state agencies for official use or on interlibrary loan to other reference
libraries under such rules and regulations and for such period as may appear desirable.
(5) The historical society shall prepare a periodic checklist of state documents and
shall publish the list in such form and with such notes as to show the scope and purpose
of such documents as the society considers advisable.
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