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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

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    Digitization

    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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    Preservation

    We are a trusted repository that maintains best-in-class operational practices and technical procedures to continuously monitor bits and ensure files are protected in the long-term.
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    Storage

    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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    Access

    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
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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

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NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan (2023)

Tue, 10/25/2022
Beginning in 2023, all grant applications or renewals that generate scientific data* must now include a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) detailing how you will manage and share data during the entire funded period.
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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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Preserving a Visual Record of U.S. Defense History

Mon, 11/12/2018
The Defense Media Activity (DMA) has awarded the USC Libraries’ Digital Repository a five-year contract to digitize a collection of media documenting more than 100 years of U.S. armed forces history. 
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