EMC 2014 Heritage Trust Project opens for nominations

The Boardroom

by Duncan MacRae| 07 May 2014

Companies will be honoured for stewardship of cultural information through digitisation.

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 recognised more than 40 projects with Heritage Trust grants and, through the broader EMC Information Heritage Initiative programme, has donated more than $35m to help advance the conservation of information heritage globally. Founded in 2007, the EMC Information Heritage Initiative program recognises organisations and individuals that protect and preserve cultural information from around the world through digitisation, allowing readily accessible online research and education. In conjunction with the program, the EMC Heritage Trust

Project recognises 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: Britain, Brazil, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, and United States. Applications will be accepted from May 7 to June 20.

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

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

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