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     Kelvin Smith Library has built a strong foundation to develop and provide digital services and unique expertise
     to accommodate the always-changing research needs of the university community and beyond.

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

at KSL serves as an all-campus, multimedia-rich space that offers guidance and technology to support innovative research projects and presentations, often involving interdisciplinary and global collaborations. The Freedman Center also acts as the hub for a suite of services and technologies for supporting digital scholarship that are further detailed below.

Digital Scholarship Services: 

• Education & Customized Consultation

• Scholarly Production & Specialized Support

— Geospatial & statististical data analysis
— Data visualization & manipulation
— Discipline-specific expertise
— Design & production employing new media
— Digitization of information
— Digital text encoding
— Metadata generation
— 3D printing... and more!

Future of Digital Scholarship at KSL:

• Digital Scholarship Call for Participation

 Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship: White Paper

• Growing Digital: Creating an Environment at KSL Where Digital Scholarship Can Thrive

Special Programs:

• Freedman Fellows Program

• New Media Classes & Workshops
• Future Connections Program


Multimedia Services:

• Digitization of Audio & Video

— From sources such as VHS, Beta, U-Matic, Laser Disc, Cassette and more

• Sound & Video Editing

• Input of Digital Images & Multimedia Files into Electronic Dissertations

• Equipment Loan

— Digital cameras, voice recorders, tripods, laptops, tablets, etc.

• Large Format Printing

Digital Case:

• Institutional Repository & Digital Archives

— Permanent URLs to hosted content and long-term digital preservation

— Curated collections focused on CWRU and the intellectual content of its faculty, students and neighboring institutions

— Open, accessible content using OAI-PMH to facilitate efficient dissemination


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Services FAQ

Can I print at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL computers link to 2 high speed, high volume printers. All printing costs 5 cents a page, and you can pay with with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills. Printers are on the main floor and second floor, across from the elevators.  For locations, check our Maps.
Can I photocopy at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL photocopiers are on the main floor, third floor, and Lower Level, so you can photocopy books and journals. Copies cost ten cents a page on digital copiers, and you can pay with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills.  For locations, check our Maps.
How do I know what's new and what new books there are?
Read the KSL News Blog for events, services, tools & more, that help you do research. Find it on the library homepage. New Books can either be an RSS alert for your subject area or you can browse the New Books Display on the 1st floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Where do I get change? / Is there a Change machine?
Use your ID as your cash, not coins & bills. KSL does not give change & asks you to plan ahead for printing and copying. The copiers & printers take $1 & $5 bills and coins, and will give change for a copy/print when there is suffficient change in the machine. Plan ahead! Activate your CaseOneCard ID if you are a staff member, faculty, or grad student.
Where are the Bathrooms?
KSL bathrooms are on all floors, always behind the elevators.  Check our  for more information.
How do I get a library card?
Your Case ID is your library card if you are enrolled or employed at Case. The first time you use it, staff will swipe it on a library computer to activate your library account and then you can use your ID at any Case library or OhioLINK member library, if your account is in good standing.
Is there a book drop? Is there a drive-up book drop?
KSL has a book drop in the front of the building, under the covered portico, on the Thwing Center side of the Main Doors. Currently, there is no drive-up book drop. The KSL bookdrop is open when there are no Regular Business Hours–when KSL is open, bring your items to the inside book drops. Videos & DVDs must be returned to staff at the Main Service Desk so the are not damaged in bookdrops.
Can I fax something at KSL?
KSL does not have fax services but Thwing Center, next door, does in Printing Services. Stop in weekdays 8-5:30 p.m. for information about fees, etc.
Does KSL have a SelfCheckout Machine? When can I use it?
KSL’s 3M SelfCheckout machine is on the Main Service Desk and can be used whenever you are in KSL! (You must have used your Case ID card at least once before at a Case library for a regular checkout with staff, so your ID data is swiped into the system.) Use SelfCheckout during 24×7, or whenever you need to save time.
Can I checkout the CPL@Case-KSL books and magazines on the KSL SelfCheckout?
Use the CPL SelfCheckout machine nearby the CPL@Case-KSL collections, with your CPL library card. The KSL SelfCheckout machine reads only Case ID cards and Case barcodes.

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