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Digital Case is Case Western Reserve's online source for curated digital content about the University: photographs and audio recordings from University Archives (which cover historical events at CWRU), digital copies of rare books and manuscripts in Special Collections, and current research data and the intellectual output of faculty. With Digital Case, the Kelvin Smith Library assumes an active role in the scholarly communication process, providing expertise in the form of a set of services for access, distribution and long-term preservation of Case's collective intellectual product. 

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  • November 22, 2010Securing Content
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    One of the primary tenets of Digital Case is provide free and open access to it's contents.  While this continues, there are special circumstances where a layer of security is necessary.  There has always been the ability to dark archive content, which essentially makes it "invisible" while still managing the...
  • July 06, 2010More Interface Upgrades: Image Display & Keyword Filtering
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    A recent update to the Digital Case interface has been rolled out, intended to make finding collections, as well as browsing through image collections, easier and more enjoyable. Image Templates We just rolled out the new Image layout for the WPA Prints collection, which now shows thumbnail images in a...
  • April 07, 2010Citing Sources in Digital Casecitation1-2.jpgDigital Case is already a great online resource for doing research, particularly with it's use of permanent URL's, but it just got a little better. Digital Case now supports most citation applications, including Zotero, EndNote, Refworks, etc. Zotero is quickly becoming a leader in citation management as a seamless browser...
  • February 22, 2010Digital Case RSS Builder Updated
    The RSS Builder in Digital Case has been updated to provide more flexibility with the information you able to receive. In addition to being able to choose a feed representing all objects of Digital Case, as well as from a specific Collection, you can now choose the specific metadata...
  • February 04, 2010Streaming Media Now on Digital Casevideoscreen.jpgDigital Case not only stores, disseminates, and preserves the intellectual output of Case Western Reserve University, but has also been working hard to provide an excellent user experience. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to allow users to experience the content directly through the browser, with as...

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Western Reserve Historical Society, founded in 1867, is the oldest cultural institution in Northeast Ohio and one of the largest private regional historical societies in the nation. As an educational institution, WRHS encourages the public to explore the history of Northeast Ohio and its impact on...



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