HOPKINTON, Mass - December 22, 2014 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced three organizations as grant recipients of the 2014 EMC Heritage Trust Project. The grants will support projects that practice and encourage the stewardship of cultural information in local communities in the UK, Canada and India.
Founded in 2007, EMC's Information Heritage Initiative program helps advance the conservation of information heritage through digitization around the world, 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. To date, EMC has recognized more than 40 projects with Heritage Trust grants and, through the broader EMC Information Heritage Initiative program, has donated more than $35 million.
To learn more about the Information Heritage Trust Project, read about past recipients and watch videos on current projects, including one of the 2014 winners – Digitizing the Christmas Lectures – visit EMC's new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/emccorp/app_1416254715287343
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.
Nominations for the 2015 Heritage Trust Project will open in May 2015. For more information on the EMC Heritage Trust Project, visit: https://www.facebook.com/emccorp/app_1416254715287343
Jessica Anderson, Director, Community Involvement, EMC Corporation
“Preserving cultural artifacts and making them accessible to people around the world is so important. It allows information to be seen by a much wider audience, and provides historic background for future generations to build on. Thanks to modern technology and digitization efforts, more communities around the world are sharing their stories. EMC is proud to help global communities with their efforts. Congratulations to our 2014 grant recipients.”
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