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USC Digital Repository

USCDR utilizes state-of-the-art, automated mass digitization systems to convert physical or analog content into the digital equivalent, which can be preserved and accessed from anywhere in the world.

Our Services

  • A film scanner with reels and a computer monitor displaying the digitization process.


    We can convert many common and unique types of physical and digital source material into a broad range of industry-standard digital formats.
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  • A rack of hard drives with an automated robotic arm.


    We are a trusted repository that maintains best-in-class operational practices and technical procedures, including the provision of NIH Data Management and Repository Services, to continuously monitor bits and ensure long-term data protection.
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  • Close up image of the inside of a hard drive.


    Because we maintain several different systems for large-volume digital file storage, we can offer flexible, affordable options for both large and small collections or data sets.
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    The Repository is anchored by a strong technical backbone, powered by one of the nations' most powerful academic supercomputers.
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Client Markets

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Media & Performance Organizations

Do you need to put small libraries or extensive archives into a digital asset management system? Automated processing can digitize raw footage and finished productions cost-effectively. Cataloging records for a DAM or CMS can be created or converted, and we can safely store your files for access later.
Learn about our file management systems with access anytime, anywhere
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Museum, Archive, Library Collections

Do you have recordings on film, video, or audiotapes that need to be digitized and stored? We expertly digitize most types of audio-visual materials, books, documents and other fragile source materials.
Find out how your collections can be digitized and preserved
Researcher working in a lab with test tubes.

Researchers & Medical Institutions

Do you need a data retention plan for your scientific research, or a disaster recovery system for your medical records? We offer secure, controlled file access options adapted to your needs. Records can be stored safely for long-term retention, purged periodically, or destroyed when the retention term expires.
Look at our cloud storage options, and more

Recent News

Digital Repository employees digitizing tapes for The Interviews.

Mastering Time

Wed, 01/11/2023
Digital preservation at USC protects the priceless collection of The Interviews.
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Television Academy Foundation chair Cris Abrego, costume designer Bob Mackie and Access Hollywood host Scott Evans

The Interviews' 25th Anniversary Celebration

Mon, 12/12/2022
Television luminaries commemorate the Academy Foundation's oral history program.
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Screenshot of The Interviews

Television Academy Foundation Receives NEH Grant to Preserve Interview Archives

Fri, 05/06/2022
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Television Academy Foundation a $350,000 grant for the preservation of its online archives documenting the history of television.
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