Thursday, October 23, 2008

Article: Digitizing Holocaust memories

This is wonderful news, especially in this economy:
The University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute has begun digitizing 100,000 hours of interviews at a cost of more than $8 million, including a $2 million hardware donation from Sun Microsystems. The five-year project requires a state-of-the-art system, which includes the use of robots and an 8-petabyte archive. The goal is to save and disseminate testimonies of genocide survivors, including those from Rwanda.
It is nice to see this project, begun by Steven Spielberg in 1994, not only survive but thrive in order to save more historic records.

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