Co-Director of Cataloguing at the Survivors' of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
John Phillips manages the cataloguing department which is responsible for creating access and usability for all of the
Foundation's digitized content. Specifically, he maintains the organization's controlled vocabulary which numbers approximately 15,000 index terms, the department's indexing methodology, and the current development
of the end user interface. John has been with the Shoah Foundation for five years. He has a Master's in International Relations from the London School of Economics and undergraduate degrees in History
and Business from the University of California-Riverside.
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation was
established in 1994 to videotape and preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses, so that future generations can learn from the past. The Foundation has collected more than 50,000 eyewitness
testimonies in 57 countries and 32 languages, and is committed to the broad and effective educational use of the Archive worldwide. The Foundation's objectives include: Preserving the digital Archive, Cataloguing
for access, Developing educational partnerships, and Producing educational products.