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Visual History Archive (VHA)
2018
Agenda
• Genesis of the Visual History Archive (VHA)
• VHA description, key statistics, & value proposition
• USC Shoah Fo...
Genesis of the VHA
https://sfi.usc.edu/pressroom/kit
VHA:
description, key statistics,
& value proposition
What is the Visual History Archive?
• The Visual History Archive is a streaming, 24/7, collection of over ~55,000
video te...
Key statistics
VHA value proposition
• New streaming, 24/7, of all ~55,000
testimonies
• No more infrastructure requirements like
an Inte...
USC Shoah Foundation and
ProQuest partnership
USC Shoah Foundation and ProQuest partnership
USC Shoah Foundation goal = Expand VHA access to thousands of
researchers an...
VHA
facts, figures, and updates
Testimonies by organization
European Holocaust, 1939-1945
• USC Shoah Foundation—51,456
• Jewish Family and Children's Ser...
Experience Groups
European Holocaust/World War II era, 1939-1945
Jewish Survivors 51,332
Rescuer and Aid Providers 1,159
L...
Testimony languages
Arabic 15
Armenian 161
Bulgarian 623
Croatian 393
Czech 560
Danish 69
Dutch 1,076
English 27,250
Flemi...
Testimony countries (where filmed)
Argentina 731
Armenia 14
Australia 2,495
Austria 189
Belarus 246
Belgium 205
Bolivia 23...
Breadth of coverage
Pre-WWII Period 1933–1938
20% of VHA
• Dictatorship under Hitler
• Pre-war life in home country
and co...
VHA
demonstration screenshots
Users login as a “guest” or with a UN/PW
Quick Search results list
ProQuest Search in Segment
ProQuest primary source results
ProQuest content search filters
Full text search result for article or page
VHA transcripts
Transcript in English
Transcript in German
More about transcripts and subtitles/closed captioning
• There are 984 English Holocaust-related transcripts and
~900 Germ...
Filming the VHA:
professional, worldwide volunteers
Professionally-trained videographers and
interviewers
Since 1999, the following basic equipment requirements have
been nec...
Visual History Archive
Teaching and Research
Appropriate for these course disciplines
• 540+ Courses Taught Using
VHA in 25+ Disciplines
• 90+ Published Articles
Citing the VHA
• 70+ Published Books Citing
th...
Scholarly publication example
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945: Gh...
Bundle themes
VHA bundle opportunities
• Historic Newspapers: Jerusalem Post; The
American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-
1922); The A...
Customers, Etc.
VHA Customers 2016-Present
• Michigan State University
• University of Melbourne
• Victoria University Wellington
• Chapma...
Customer testimonials
• “Oral testimonies provide essential historical and emotional truths about the
Holocaust.”
• “Facul...
Supplementary VHA license terms
Authorized Users may create derivative materials
for teaching purposes as part of courses ...
Thank you and learn more!
• Check out the ProQuest VHA LibGuide:
http://proquest.libguides.com/visualhistoryarchive
• View...
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  1. 1. Visual History Archive (VHA) 2018
  2. 2. Agenda • Genesis of the Visual History Archive (VHA) • VHA description, key statistics, & value proposition • USC Shoah Foundation and ProQuest partnership • VHA collections, languages, and experience groups • VHA demonstration screenshots • VHA transcripts • Filming the VHA • VHA in teaching & research • Bundle themes • Etc.
  3. 3. Genesis of the VHA
  4. 4. https://sfi.usc.edu/pressroom/kit
  5. 5. VHA: description, key statistics, & value proposition
  6. 6. What is the Visual History Archive? • The Visual History Archive is a streaming, 24/7, collection of over ~55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide, including: – The European Holocaust (1939-1945) – Armenian Genocide (1915-1923) – Nanjing Massacre (1937) – Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (1994) – Guatemalan Genocide (1978-1996) – Cambodian Genocide (1975-1979) – Central African Republic Conflict (2012-Present) – Contemporary Antisemitism – South Sudan Civil War (2013-Present) • An intuitive platform on which one may filter/view/save testimonies for research
  7. 7. Key statistics
  8. 8. VHA value proposition • New streaming, 24/7, of all ~55,000 testimonies • No more infrastructure requirements like an Internet2 line or dedicated cache server • Links to related ProQuest primary source content at the testimony segment-level, with ability to sort results • 984 Holocaust-related English transcripts and 900 Holocaust-related German transcripts now available, with more transcription to follow in coming years • New one-time purchase acquisition model (Perpetual Access License, or “PAL”) with a modest annual “New Data Fee” No download delays! Puts testimonies in historical context A more granular level of research Purchase with funds readily available
  9. 9. USC Shoah Foundation and ProQuest partnership
  10. 10. USC Shoah Foundation and ProQuest partnership USC Shoah Foundation goal = Expand VHA access to thousands of researchers and institutions To help realize this goal, ProQuest committed to the following: 1. Serve as the exclusive VHA distributor to the markets: higher education government museums 2. Provide related ProQuest content for the VHA interviews, at both the one-minute-segment and entire testimony-level 3. Create transcripts for VHA video testimonies
  11. 11. VHA facts, figures, and updates
  12. 12. Testimonies by organization European Holocaust, 1939-1945 • USC Shoah Foundation—51,456 • Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS), San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties—912 • Florida Holocaust Museum—25 • Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus— 25 • Holocaust Museum Houston—277 • Canadian Collections—1,234 – Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives--64 – Calgary Jewish Federation--10 – Concordia University Centre for Oral History & Digital Storytelling--30 – Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre--52 – Jewish Archives & Historical Society of Edmonton & Northern Alberta--15 – Living Testimonies, McGill University—104 – Montreal Holocaust Museum—550 – Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre--406 – Ottawa Jewish Archives—3 TOTAL: 54,449 Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923 • Armenian Film Foundation—333 • Richard G. Hovannisian Armenian Genocide Oral History Collection—10 • USC Shoah Foundation—1 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 1994 • Kigali Genocide Memorial--70 • USC Shoah Foundation—15 • Holocaust Museum Houston—1 Guatemalan Genocide, 1978-1996 • Fundación de Antropologia Forense de Guatemala (FAFG)—31 • USC Shoah Foundation--1 Nanjing Massacre, 1937 • USC Shoah Foundation—30 Contemporary Antisemitism • USC Shoah Foundation--15 Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979 • USC Shoah Foundation—5 Central African Republic Conflict, 2012-Present • USC Shoah Foundation--4 South Sudan Civil War, 2013-Present • USC Shoah Foundation--4
  13. 13. Experience Groups European Holocaust/World War II era, 1939-1945 Jewish Survivors 51,332 Rescuer and Aid Providers 1,159 Liberators and Liberation Witnesses 429 Sinti and Roma Survivors 406 Political Prisoners 268 Miscellaneous (World War II) 156 Jehovah’s Witness Survivors 84 War Crimes Trial Participants 62 Non-Jewish Forced Laborers 14 Eugenics Policies Survivors 13 Homosexual Survivors 6 TOTAL: 54,449 Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923 Armenian Survivor 246 Miscellaneous 37 Descendant 20 Scholar 18 Rescuer and Aid Provider 7 Foreign Witness 7 Yezidi Survivor 6 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 1994 Tutsi Survivor 67 Rescuer 13 Elder 4 Hutu Power Opponent 1 Victim’s Spouse 1 Nanjing Massacre, 1937 Nanjing Massacre Survivor 30 Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979 Cambodian Genocide Survivor 5 Central African Republic Conflict, 2012-Present Central African Republican Conflict Witness 4 Contemporary Antisemitism Interviewee 15 Guatemalan Genocide, 1978-1996 Guatemalan Genocide Survivor 32 South Sudan Civil War, 2013-Present South Sudan Conflict Witness 4
  14. 14. Testimony languages Arabic 15 Armenian 161 Bulgarian 623 Croatian 393 Czech 560 Danish 69 Dutch 1,076 English 27,250 Flemish 5 French 1,918 German 924 Greek 318 Hebrew 6,28 Hungarian 1,348 Italian 433 Japanese 1 Khmer 2 K’iche’ 5 Kinyarwanda 75 Kurdish 3 Ladino 9 Latvian 1 Lithuanian 46 Macedonian 9 Mandarin Chinese 30 Norwegian 34 Polish 1,515 Portuguese 560 Romani 24 Romanian 130 Russian 7,136 Serbian 384 Sign 5 Slovak 561 Slovenian 6 Spanish 1,379 Swedish 264 Turkish 14 Ukrainian 304 Yiddish 575 TOTAL 54,449
  15. 15. Testimony countries (where filmed) Argentina 731 Armenia 14 Australia 2,495 Austria 189 Belarus 246 Belgium 205 Bolivia 23 Bosnia & Herzegovina 55 Brazil 564 Bulgaria 627 Canada 4,083 Chile 65 Colombia 15 Costa Rica 19 Croatia 327 Czech Republic 563 Denmark 104 Ecuador 9 Estonia 9 Finland 1 France 1,662 Georgia 6 Germany 672 Greece 324 Guatemala 31 Hungary 790 Ireland 4 Israel 8,460 Italy 418 Japan 1 Kazakhstan 6 Latvia 79 Lebanon 4 Lithuania 137 Macedonia 9 Mexico 111 Moldova 284 The Netherlands 1,046 New Zealand 53 Norway 34 People’s Republic of China 30 Peru 2 Poland 1,381 Portugal 2 Romania 147 Russia 675 Rwanda 77 Slovakia 657 Slovenia 11 South Africa 250 South Sudan 4 Spain 7 Sweden 325 Switzerland 69 Syria 30 Ukraine 3,428 United Kingdom 872 United States 21,276 Uruguay 124 Uzbekistan 25 Venezuela 227 Yugoslavia 346 Zimbabwe 8
  16. 16. Breadth of coverage Pre-WWII Period 1933–1938 20% of VHA • Dictatorship under Hitler • Pre-war life in home country and country of immigration • Geographical locations • Early stages of persecution & antisemitism • The first concentration camps Intra-War Period 1939–1945 60% of VHA • World War II in Europe • Murder of the disabled • The Holocaust • Ghettos • Mobile killing squads • Victims of Nazi persecution • Jewish resistance • Non-Jewish resistance • Rescue • United States • Forced marches • Liberation Post-WWII 1945-Present 20% of VHA • Rescue and aid efforts • War crime trials • Displaced persons camps • Emigration/Immigration
  17. 17. VHA demonstration screenshots
  18. 18. Users login as a “guest” or with a UN/PW
  19. 19. Quick Search results list
  20. 20. ProQuest Search in Segment
  21. 21. ProQuest primary source results
  22. 22. ProQuest content search filters
  23. 23. Full text search result for article or page
  24. 24. VHA transcripts
  25. 25. Transcript in English
  26. 26. Transcript in German
  27. 27. More about transcripts and subtitles/closed captioning • There are 984 English Holocaust-related transcripts and ~900 German Holocaust-related transcripts available now, with more transcription to follow yearly • Transcripts will be in the language of the interview, and will not be translated • There are subtitles/closed captioning for 74 Rwandan, 30 Nanjing, 77 Armenian, and two Cambodian testimonies (more to come soon)
  28. 28. Filming the VHA: professional, worldwide volunteers
  29. 29. Professionally-trained videographers and interviewers Since 1999, the following basic equipment requirements have been necessary to tape the USC Shoah Foundation interviews: • Professional Broadcast Camera w/ Betacam SP deck • Zoom Lens • Tripod w/Head • Monitor • Lowell Light Kit or equivalent • Soft Box or ability to create look of soft box • Batteries • Lavaliere (lapel microphone) • Boom Mic
  30. 30. Visual History Archive Teaching and Research
  31. 31. Appropriate for these course disciplines
  32. 32. • 540+ Courses Taught Using VHA in 25+ Disciplines • 90+ Published Articles Citing the VHA • 70+ Published Books Citing the VHA • 60+ Dissertations Citing the VHA Source: USC Shoah Foundation Academic use of the Visual History Archive
  33. 33. Scholarly publication example The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945: Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe (Volume II) • comprehensive account of how the Nazis conducted the Holocaust in scattered towns and villages of Poland and the Soviet Union • covers 1,150+ sites, including both open and closed ghettos • regional essays outline the patterns of ghettoization in 19 German administrative regions. • key events in the history of the ghetto tell: living and working conditions; activities of the Jewish Councils; Jewish responses to persecution; demographic changes; and details of the ghetto's liquidation • personal testimonies convey the character of each ghetto • source citations provide a guide to additional information • shows hundreds of smaller sites―previously unknown or overlooked in the historiography of the Holocaust • An indispensable reference work on the destroyed Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.
  34. 34. Bundle themes
  35. 35. VHA bundle opportunities • Historic Newspapers: Jerusalem Post; The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857- 1922); The American Israelite (1854-2000); The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990); Jewish Exponent (1887-1990) • History Vault: New Deal; WWII; Immigration Records; Vietnam • Digital National Security Advisor (DNSA): Berlin; Soviet Era; China; El Salvador; Peru; Guatemala; U.S. Intelligence • Alexander Street Press: Human Rights Studies Online; Border and Migration Studies Online; Oral History Online; Disability in the Modern World; Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume I, Christianity & Volume III: Judaism • Executive Branch Documents, Part IV 1946- 1948: Nuremburg trial transcripts and evidence from the US Army
  36. 36. Customers, Etc.
  37. 37. VHA Customers 2016-Present • Michigan State University • University of Melbourne • Victoria University Wellington • Chapman University • University of Denver • Georgetown University • Australian Catholic University • Princeton University • New York University • Keene State College • Ferris State University • American University of Paris • Stockton University • Frankfurt University • Columbia University • La Trobe University • Universitaet Salzburg • Clark University • Centennial College • Nova Southeastern University • University of Alberta • University of Kent • Appalachian State University • University of Tennessee • Wake Forest University • Central European University • Brown University • Texas A&M University • Troy University • United States Military Academy • University of North Carolina Greensboro • Brandeis University • Institute of Contemporary History in Munich • Duke University • Loyola Marymount University • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • University of South Florida • Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico • Bielefeld University • Carmel Catholic High School • Claremont University Consortia • Cornell University • Emory University • Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust • McMaster University • Northwestern University • Ohio State University • Syracuse University • Universität Wien • Universitätsbibliothek Gießen • University of Michigan • University of Minnesota • University of Nebraska-Omaha • University of Ottawa • University of Pennsylvania • University of Toronto • Dartmouth College • Drexel University • Eötvös Loránd University - ELTE • Royal Holloway UCL • University of Texas, Dallas • Indiana University • Stanford University • University of Bristol • Museum of the History of Polish Jews • Harvard University • Rutgers University • York University • Vanderbilt University • American University
  38. 38. Customer testimonials • “Oral testimonies provide essential historical and emotional truths about the Holocaust.” • “Faculty from a range of disciplines are interested in furthering their research through this archive.” • “All of us hope to complement our printed sources with these oral testimonies as we write about history, language, economics, trauma studies, literature, and more. Many of us have also begun using these testimonies in the classroom, encouraging our students to delve into them in their own research.” • “Seeing and hearing an individual who had actually witnessed the concentration camps had a powerful emotional impact on students and brought them closer to understanding the absolute monstrosity of the Holocaust.” • “The Visual History Archive is a truly unique and extraordinary resource for education and research…The Archive is an unparalleled resource to students and faculty in many fields, but particularly to undergraduates studying the Holocaust and to graduate students in our new M.A. program in War and Society in the Department of History. The purchase of the perpetual license is yet another demonstration of Chapman University’s commitment to research.”
  39. 39. Supplementary VHA license terms Authorized Users may create derivative materials for teaching purposes as part of courses offered by their subscribing institution and may post such materials to a virtual learning environment on the internet solely for the duration of the course. Notwithstanding 6(c ) of the Permitted Uses, only transcripts of the videos will be available for file delivery and local loading where a PAL has been purchased.
  40. 40. Thank you and learn more! • Check out the ProQuest VHA LibGuide: http://proquest.libguides.com/visualhistoryarchive • View the “VHA Story” video or download brochures at: https://sfi.usc.edu/pressroom/kit • For additional information: globalmarketingqueries@proquest.com • Contact your ProQuest Sales Specialist or Account Manager for pricing or to set up a free, 30-day trial today!

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