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Top Five Literacy Infographics
April 19, 2013 | 12:48 pm

InfographicBy Erika Phyall For more than 50 years, National Library Week has highlighted the importance of libraries. Libraries and librarians play a crucial role in promoting reading and literacy. Although teachers often focus on teaching children how to read and building their general reading skills, it is libraries that help foster a love for reading, connecting children with books and communicating the importance of books to parents and the community. In honor of National Library Week, USC Rossier decided to highlight five infographics that also promote literacy. Happy reading!   1. Which Books Should You Read This Summer? Summer is the time to relax on the beach or curl...

USC Shoah Foundation Completes Preservation/Digitization of Nearly 52,000 Holocaust Testimonies
June 29, 2012 | 9:06 am

Infodocket From the USC Shoah Foundation (via PR Newswire): The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. [Clip] The Institute recorded the testimonies on 235,005 Betacam SP videotapes between 1994 and 1999. All physical media-storage formats experience data rot at some point in time; conservative estimates give shelf lives of 50 years for film, 20 years for videotape, and five years for hard drives before visual content shows signs of age-related damage.  In 2008, with funding from the...

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