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The Digital Production Unit (DPU)

Course Reserves

The Digital Production Unit is a vital component of the Library's affordable learning initiatives. By digitizing and linking up thousands of course materials each semester, Digital Production provides 24/7 access to text and streaming media course materials via the Library's Course Reserve system. DPU also works in collaboration with eLearning to process media for streaming on faculty Blackboard pages.

Digital Production also processes faculty requests for books to be placed on physical reserve and makes them available for students to check-out.

Digitization & Digital Reproduction

Thanks to the efforts of Digital Production, the Library is able to share globally its collections of historical photographs, slides, negatives, text and multimedia materials by preparing them for inclusion on the Cleveland Memory Project website and on other related electronic resources.

Maintaining the Library's digital image archive and ensuring image quality and viability, DPU additionally supports a digital reproduction service for those images.

Digital image reproductions are available for purchase at the following prices.
CSU rate applies to current CSU students and to graduates of Cleveland State University only.

Charges for digital images by delivery method and customer affiliation.
Delivery Method **Rate for CSU faculty/staff/students Rate for all other Ohio residents National/International rate (outside Ohio)
JPG or TIF sent via e-mail or Dropbox $5.00 per image $15.00 per image $25.00 per image

Printing and finishing services are available to the University community through the Printing & Duplicating Department.

Books for Sale

Printed copies of some eBooks published by MSL Academic Endeavors celebrating the history of Cleveland may be purchased by contacting the Digital Production Unit. Visit Engaged Scholarship @ CSU for details.

Contact Information

The Digital Production Unit is not open to the public, but we are available for questions and orders via our online contact form, by email or by phone.

For more information, contact Beth Piwkowski, Digital Production Unit Specialist at 216-687-6929 or e.piwkowski@csuohio.edu