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Digital Case


About Digital Case


Digital Case is Case Western Reserve University's digital library, institutional repository and digital archive. Digital Case stores, disseminates, and preserves the intellectual output of Case faculty, departments and research centers in digital formats (both "born digital" items as well as materials of historical interest that have been digitized). Kelvin Smith Library manages Digital Case on behalf of the university. With Digital Case, KSL assumes an active role in the scholarly communication process, providing expertise in the form of a set of services (metadata creation, secure environment, preservation over time) for access and distribution of the university’s collective intellectual product.

Digital Case is a program of Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University. It is operated by the library with the advice of the Digital Case Advisory Council, which meets several times each year, and consists of faculty from various departments who have an interest in the mission and goals of Digital Case.

Digital Case:

  • Serves as a visible indicator of Case Western Reserve University's contribution to world-wide scholarship.
  • Distributes scholarly special collections, research, and writings in a variety of formats: text, image, audio, video and data.
  • Includes a dedicated site for collections of digitized works of historical interest.
  • Fosters new constructions of knowledge by enabling colleagues with similar research and teaching interests to collaborate efficiently and effectively.
  • Makes available collections of data and records, which have not been fully exploited, analyzed, and published; data that researchers will continue to examine, study, and write about; data that should not be thrown away.
  • Creates an additional, easily accessible forum for integrating academic resources in University Circle.

For further information about Digital Case, its services and collections, contact

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