The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is partially maintained by an endowment established by Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman.
The Kelvin Smith Library and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship are closed until Monday, July 27th, at which time use of the Freedman Center will be limited to CWRU students, staff, and faculty.
Located on the first floor of Kelvin Smith Library, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship covers over 2,700 square feet of workspace featuring dozens of state-of-the-art equipment, diverse hardware, and cutting edge software to harness the power of modern technology and academic creativity. We offer a number of services to our research community, located here: https://case.edu/library/services. In response to COVID-19 health safety considerations, many of our services and resources are currently subject to change. For direct inquiry, please contact the Freedman Center with your questions.
The FC contains many spaces suitable to a variety of academic and research needs:
The Research Floor
During normal KSL hours, a collection of powerful research workstations (Windows 10) loaded with specialized software are available for interested users. When the Center re-opens on July 27th, 2020, patrons will be required to reserve a station that best suits their research or digital project needs. Reservation information will be available soon. Upon reservation, the research stations will be self-service, and online tutorials will instruct new and experienced patrons on how to use equipment (e.g., scanners) and software (e.g., ArcGIS) connected with each station. The highly-trained staff of the Freedman Center are available by appointment to consult with you and answer questions about how to use the Freedman Center's digital scholarship equipment, tools, and software. Whether you need to run statistical analyses, generate maps, digitize A/V materials, and much more, the Research Floor has the right tools for the job.
The Research Floor is open whenever the Library is open, but staff will only be available to assist patrons during the hours posted below.
In response to COVID-19, physical distance requirements are in place, which precludes use of the Commons as a typical larger group collaboration and event space. Still, we welcome patrons into the Commons for solo work and study while they observe safe, physically and socially distanced practices. Tables within the Commons may be reserved online, and more information about reserving these tables is forthcoming. Charging stations, whiteboards, and specialized literature are also available for CWRU students, staff, and faculty.
The Freedman Center Video Studio and Teleconferencing Rooms are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 physical distancing and health safety requirements. We look forward to bringing these spaces back to you in the future.
Freedman Center Hours
Due to COVID-19, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship will remain closed until July 27, 2020 when KSL re-opens to CWRU students, faculty, and staff.