HOPKINTON, Mass - March 20, 2013 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) announced that three local organizations have been named grant recipients of the EMC Heritage Trust Project. The grants will support projects that practice and encourage the stewardship of cultural information in local communities in Canada, Chile and the United States.
To date, EMC® has recognized 35 projects with Heritage Trust grants and, through the broader EMC Information Heritage Initiative program, has donated more than $35 million to help advance the conservation of information heritage globally. Founded in 2007, the EMC Information Heritage Initiative program recognizes organizations and individuals that protect and preserve cultural information from around the world through digitization, allowing readily accessible online research and education. In conjunction with the program, the EMC Heritage Trust Project recognizes and supports local people and local projects that practice and inspire the digital stewardship of the world’s information heritage.
The EMC Heritage Trust Project grant recipients were selected based on the following criteria: potential size of the audience that would benefit from access to the information they are seeking to protect; the at-risk status of the information and why it is urgent to digitize; and how beneficial the EMC grant would be to the overall success of the project.
In May, 2012, EMC also awarded grants to CyArk, San Francisco, CA; Springfield Free Public Library, Springfield, N.J.; and The Abbotsford Living History Project, Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
Nominations for the 2013 Heritage Trust Project will open in May 2013. For more information on the EMC Heritage Trust Project, visit: http://www.emc.com/corporate/sustainability/strengthening-communities/heritage.htm
Chris Goode, Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs and Public Policy, EMC Corporation
“EMC is proud to enable our global communities to preserve their historical information through the Heritage Trust Project. During the last six years, grant recipients from around the world have increased the accessibility of their cultural artifacts, breeding levels of innovation that could not have been imagined years ago. Congratulations to our latest grant recipients.”
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