HOPKINTON, MASS - September 24, 2015 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced three organizations as grant recipients of the 2015 EMC Heritage Trust Project. The grants will support projects that practice and encourage the stewardship of cultural information in local communities in Canada, Colombia and the Philippines.
Watch Jessica Anderson, Senior Director, Community Involvement Discuss the Grant
Founded in 2007, EMC's Information Heritage Initiative helps advance the conservation of information heritage through digitization around the world, allowing readily accessible online research and education. In conjunction with the initiative, 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, has donated more than $40 million.
To learn more about the Information Heritage Trust Project, read about past recipients and watch videos on current projects, 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 2016 Heritage Trust Project will open in May 2016. For more information on the EMC Heritage Trust Project, visit: https://www.facebook.com/emccorp/app_1416254715287343
Jessica Anderson, Senior Director, Community Involvement, EMC Corporation“There is a global responsibility to preserve the world's information heritage. The recipients of EMC's 2015 Heritage Trust grants, each from different corners of the world, provide important historical background for future generations to build upon. Through digitization these artifacts will be able to be shared and explored by a greater audience for many generations to come. EMC is honored to help global communities tell their stories. Congratulations to this year's winners.”
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