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USC Shoah Foundation Institute launches important living history archive project

December 5, 2008

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LOS ANGELES -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute today announced the completion of the first stage of the living history project that has captured more than 100,000 hours of interviews of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. One of the world's largest digital video archiving projects, the Shoah Foundation, originally established by filmmaker and USC trustee Steven Spielberg, has worked to archive these important testimonials to a long lasting digital format. More on the USC Shoah Foundation can be seen at:

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These are the master copies,” said Sam Gustman, chief technology officer for the Institute. “Losing the tapes means losing the testimonies of nearly 52,000 individuals who witnessed the Holocaust. Something must be done to preserve them, and USC is taking action. For the first time in history, it is more cost effective to preserve content in files than on videotape,” says Gustman. “We have used digitizing equipment to make files of the original analog videotapes and then store them on tape using Sun systems.”

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