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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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    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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    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
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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

The cover of the first issue of AV Insider magazine.

New Magazine Launches in Los Angeles to Connect International Audiovisual Archival Community

Mon, 05/21/2012
AV Insider, a new magazine targeting the international audiovisual archival community, was announced and launched today at the Screening the Future conference.
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Poster for Screening the Future Conference showing two TVs with static in the desert and someone pointing a TV remote at them.

Can culture be digitally preserved?

Wed, 05/16/2012
Screening the Future Conference 2012 will serve the global community of stakeholders who keep audiovisual content alive.
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A woman on her laptop leaning against a glass wall next to a server room.

Life with a large cloud: Lessons learned

Thu, 03/01/2012
Integration, security, service levels can be problematic.
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