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CWRU's Digital Collections

Everything you need to know about CWRU's digital collections repository, Digital Case.


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CWRU's Digital Collections

At Case Western Reserve University, we have an openly-available online source for curated digital content. This online source is our digital collections repository, known as Digital Case. By providing easy access to Special Collections, University Archives, and our Partner Institutions' digitized materials, digital copies of rare books, manuscripts, historical images, documents, audiovisual materials, and more are available for all! 

What is a Digital Collections Repository?

Definitions of a Digital Collections Repository:

A Digital Collections Repository serves "as a virtual space for gathering and sharing objects of interest and importance, where they can be searched, studied, and enjoyed at any place with access to the internet" (American Library Association, 2021). 
The Society of American Archivists states that it is "the technical infrastructure, services, and resources for the storage and management of digital information" (2023). 

Want More Information about CWRU's Digital Collections?

Contact the Digital Collections Manager:

Crissandra George

Email (

Phone (216-368-0559)

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Newly Added Collections

A Digital Collections Repository is also known as a:

Digital Library
Digital Archive
Digital Collections Database
Digital Repository

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