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EMC Announces 2014 “Heritage Trust” Project Now Accepting Nominations

Organizations will be Honored for Stewardship of Cultural Information through Digitization

Story Highlights

  • EMC is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Heritage Trust Project to support projects that practice and encourage the stewardship of cultural information in local communities around the world .
  • EMC has provided Heritage Trust grants to more than 40 historic preservation projects over the last seven years of the program.
  • Founded in 2007, the broader EMC Information Heritage Initiative program has donated more than $35 million to preserve cultural information globally through digitization.
HOPKINTON, Mass. , May 7, 2014 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) announced today that the 2014 EMC Heritage Trust Project is now accepting nominations for grants. Grants will support projects that practice and encourage the stewardship of cultural information in local communities around the world.

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 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 projects that practice and inspire the digital stewardship of the world's information heritage.

This year, EMC's Heritage Trust Project will accept applications in 15 countries: Brazil, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, Germany, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, and United States. Applications will be accepted from May 7 – June 20.

In December 2013, EMC awarded Heritage Trust grants to Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Chile) , Kresy-Siberia (Great Britain), and Brooklyn Eagle Visual History Project (United States).

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 digitize; and how beneficial the EMC grant would be to the overall success of the project.

For more information on nominations, visit: https://www.facebook.com/emccorp/app_222471081145150

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