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The Digital Production Unit (DPU)

Digital Production Services

Course Reserves

By digitizing and linking up thousands of course materials each semester, the unit allows students to access course text and streaming media materials 24/7 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.


Thanks to the efforts of DPU, 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 reproduction service for those images in a variety of formats. See DPU Formats & Fees for more information or go to the online Order Form.

Print and Finishing Services

Utilizing the latest professional-quality print and vacuum press dry mount equipment, the unit offers standard and oversize print production along with dry mounting services for the Library's physical space and events as well as a fee-based service available to the campus and community.

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