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The four undergraduates working with USC Shoah Foundation during the summer Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) program at UCLA presented their new method for achieving more relevant search results in the Visual History Archive to staff on Wednesday.
rips, mathematics, its, Sam Gustman, ucla, spam, visual history archive / Friday, August 21, 2015
When watching a testimony in the Visual History Archive, Liliane Weissberg pays close attention to the words the survivor is saying, and, just as importantly, to the silences in between those words.
rutman teaching fellow, visual history archive, Crispin Brooks, testimony / Monday, August 24, 2015
The Visual History Archive contains 53,000 eyewitness testimonies to genocide and mass atrocities. What you might not know is that each testimony is indexed to the minute with over 62,000 keys words in the entire Archive. USC Shoah Foundation commemorates National Archives Month this November by participating in #AskAnArchivist Day on Thurs., Oct. 1, and sharing 10 more unique facts about the Visual History Archive.
AskanArchivist, National Archives Month, visual history archive, op-eds / Thursday, October 1, 2015
Educators looking for strategies and best practices for teaching using testimonies from the Visual History Archive can refer to a new guide published on the IWitness website.
iwitness, teaching, visual history archive / Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Cornell marked the launch Wed., Nov. 3 with a public lecture by New Yorker columnist and Rwandan Genocide expert Philip Gourevitch.
visual history archive, access site, full access / Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The four scholars who two years ago found their research transformed by the Visual History Archive will return to USC Shoah Foundation for a public presentation and a week of conducting new research.
geography, visual history archive / Thursday, January 7, 2016
The latest, most significant update to the Visual History Archive’s indexing software since 2008 addresses the growing need for a way to index testimonies with more than one survivor.
indexing, visual history archive, its / Tuesday, January 19, 2016
To meet growing demands for access to the world’s largest archive of genocide testimony, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is announcing its Visual History Archive Program, which will reimagine how users connect to the testimonies.
visual history archive, vhap, visual history archive program, proquest / Thursday, January 21, 2016
The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University are each hosting presentations about USC Shoah Foundation, the Visual History Archive and its possibilities for research this week.
wolf gruner, cagr, Crispin Brooks, visual history archive, texas / Monday, April 4, 2016
As the Institute’s partner Fundacion de Antropologia Forense de Guatemala (FAFG) records testimonies of survivors of the genocide in Guatemala, it has begun sending the first few testimony videos back to USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, where staff are beginning to index them – the first step toward their eventual integration into the Visual History Archive and IWitness.
Guatemalan Genocide, indexing, visual history archive / Tuesday, April 26, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s ability to capture and preserve important information about each testimony has gotten a critical update.
its, visual history archive / Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Matsuoka interviewed hundreds of Nanjing Massacre survivors and perpetrators and is nicknamed "the conscience of Japan."
Nanjing Massacre, zach, visual history archive, testimony / Tuesday, May 10, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Adds New Holocaust Testimony Collection from JFCS to its Visual History Archive
More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative.
JFCS, visual history archive, holocaust / Monday, May 16, 2016
The work includes hardware and software updates to systems that have been in use in the Shoah Foundation digitization, archive and storage process for testimony ingest for over nine years.
its, visual history archive, kaltura / Monday, June 20, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation released an updated version of the Visual History Archive (VHA) that includes functionality enhancements related to the Institute’s partnership with ProQuest.
visual history archive, proquest / Friday, July 1, 2016
About 60 librarians and archivists from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) viewed a webinar about the Visual History Archive on Thursday, August 18, hosted by ProQuest and USC Shoah Foundation.
visual history archive, visual history archive program, proquest, doug ballman / Friday, August 19, 2016
A team of USC Shoah Foundation researchers has identified over 800 new indexing terms that will be added to the Visual History Archive when it undergoes its next big update in the coming weeks.
visual history archive, indexing, Crispin Brooks / Friday, August 26, 2016
Visual History Archive Updated with Guatemalan Genocide Collection, Canadian Collections and Interface Enhancements
The Visual History Archive added 1,302 new testimonies, 1,361 new interviewees, six new experience groups, one new historic event and 10 new collections in a single update over the weekend.
visual history archive, Guatemalan Genocide, canada, Rwandan Genocide / Monday, August 29, 2016
Expanding its reach in South America, USC Shoah Foundation has reached an agreement with a museum in Chile to house nearly 100 testimonies from Holocaust survivors.
chile, visual history archive / Monday, September 19, 2016
Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine, USC Shoah Foundation has published a new IWitness activity about Babi Yar and has begun leading a brand-new IWalk at the historic site in Kiev.
visual history archive, Ukraine, kyiv, walk, anna lenchovska / Monday, September 26, 2016
The Canadian collections consist of 1,250 testimonies taken by nine organizations in Canada, the three biggest of which are the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, and McGill University.
canada, visual history archive / Thursday, September 29, 2016
On Wednesday, October 5, USC Shoah Foundation will share best practices of using the Visual History Archive, host live conversations with our archivists and indexers; and give a demonstration of the new ProQuest search function.
visual history archive, visual history archive program, #askanarchivist, Ask an Archivist Day / Tuesday, October 4, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation staff came together last month for a weeklong discussion about how to update its intricate process of indexing each new testimony added to the Visual History Archive.
indexing, visual history archive / Thursday, October 20, 2016
Several months ago in my former senior high school class, students were introduced to the ideas of illiberalism. When discussing this issue, students are faced with how governments will apply laws and acts during times of crisis, as well as everyday life, that would limit or suspend civil liberties of any individual or group.
GAM, #BeginsWithMe, testimony, teaching, education, visual history archive, op-eds / Friday, November 18, 2016
Increases in Visual History Archive Access Sites, IWitness Users and More in Institute’s Latest Stats Update
USC Shoah Foundation’s latest quarterly stats update shows remarkable gains in its testimony access and academic and educational outreach over the past year.
stats, visual history archive, proquest, iwitness / Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Three hundred and ninety-six testimonies were added to the Visual History Archive as part of the archive’s latest update on January 23, including new collections and features.
visual history archive / Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Visual History Archive Workshops Coming to Northeastern University, Keene State College and University of Pennsylvania
The workshop will cover the history of the archive, strategies for searching the testimonies, and examples of how the VHA has been used in classroom teaching.
cagr, vha, visual history archive / Tuesday, March 21, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research staff will be traveling around the world this summer to host academic workshops about the Visual History Archive.
visual history archive / Thursday, May 25, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has established four “mirror sites” for the Visual History Archive, guaranteeing that a fully-functional Visual History Archive will exist in perpetuity outside its home at the University of Southern California.
visual history archive / Thursday, June 1, 2017
The Visual History Archive version 188.8.131.52 was released today, adding a new feature for users and testimonies from two new experience groups.
CATT, visual history archive / Friday, July 21, 2017