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Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Offer 2016-2017

Response Deadline: 
February 28, 2017

Subscription Term


January 1, 2017


December 31, 2017

Pricing is now available for USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive. This amazing resource allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Archive has expanded significantly to include survivor and witness testimony from four other genocidal events: the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923), the Nanjing Massacre (1937), the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda (1994) and the Guatemalan Genocide (1978-1996).

Pricing has been negotiated for all Canadian post-secondary institutions via ConsortiaCanada.

Historically, it has been difficult to get access to this material. In January 2016, ProQuest solidified a partnership with USC Shoah Foundation. This partnership has enabled conversations to more easily move forward. As the relationship between USC Shoah Foundation and ProQuest matures, the VHA will move to the ProQuest pltform ... with enhanced functionality. This move is expected in late 2017. At that time, the price is expected to increase significantly.


18 January 2017

  • ProQuest has worked with the Shoah Foundation to extend the offer through the end of this fiscal year.
  • While list prices increased (between 3-5%) for all customers on January 1, the offer price has remained stable and uses last year's price.
  • Anyone who signs on to the deal can get immediate access without payment - this could translate to up to 2 months of free access.


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Additional Information


VHA Online's product manager, Whitney Brown is in the process of setting up a series of webinars.  The following dates have been identified.

January 31, 10am-11am PST, 1-2pm EST

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,718587478# or +16465588656,718587478#
Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 718 587 478
    International numbers available:

P.S. Please note:
Attendees must login earlier to download/install the Zoom application. We had to go with Zoom because WebEx does not allow for live audio to play along with video. A couple of rules will apply:
1.      When one joins the session, please use either the phone or the computer audio, but not both. This will eliminate any echoing/feedback.
2.      Once the recorded demonstration is underway, we will mute everyone on the line except for Doug. Q&A can go to the Chat Box, and I will manage those. At the end of the call, I will open up the lines for folks to ask questions directly.
P.P.S Also note:
The VOIP audio option works by clicking on the “Join from PC, MAC, etc…” URL. Just make sure to have your computer speaker turned on, and we should be able to hear you speak that way.