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The USC Digital Repository is a partnership between the USC Libraries, USC Shoah Foundation, and USC Information Technology Services.

USC Libraries

The USC Libraries provide archiving, imaging, and metadata services for its own collections and for the extensive holdings of the USC Digital Library, as well as those housed in the USC Digital Repository. The Libraries provide the collection management, curation, and metadata creation services that are essential to the Digital Repository’s success within the academic research community.

USC Shoah Foundation

Founded in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation was created to record testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. The collection became part of USC in 2006 and now contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies from more than 50 countries.

Many of the systems and software employed by the Digital Repository originated while collecting these testimonies, such as developing the Visual History Archive, which is the on-line interface used to search and access testimonies. We also developed patented software in the areas of cataloging and indexing large collections, as well as efficient systems for mass-conversion and media preservation.

USC Information Technology Services (ITS) 

USC Information Technology Services draws on its own technological and expert resources to provide additional revenue-generating consultative services to the Digital Repository, such as leveraging the High Performance Computing center to deliver humanities-based content around the world. Building the capacity to provide these services has allowed USC to become a leader in advanced scholarly preservation practices as well as a conceptual leader in the field.