EMC supports grants for local community programs to preserve cultural information through digitisation


In 2007 EMC founded the Information Heritage Initiative program, with the aim of preserving cultural information globally through digitisation. So far more than $35 million has been donated.

The Heritage Trust Project is a subset of EMC’s Information Heritage Initiative, which was founded in 2007. The Heritage Trust Project recognises smaller local community programs with grants to help digitise their historic or cultural artifacts.

So far EMC has recognised 35 global projects with Heritage Trust grants, helping to advance the conservation of information heritage.

Digitisation for conservation and education

Those that receive grants, be they organisations or individuals, are recognised for the work done to protect and preserve cultural information through the use of digitisation. This important work means that information is readily and easily accessible online for research and education.

This year, 10 countries are eligible to participate: Brazil; Canada; Chile; Great Britain; India; Ireland; Japan; Mexico; South Africa; and United States. Applications will be accepted from May 8—June 14, 2013.

The EMC Heritage Trust Project grant recipients are 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 digitise it; and how beneficial the EMC grant would be to the overall success of the project.

For more information on nominations, visit: http://www.emc.com/corporate/sustainability/strengthening-communities/heritage.htm

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