Tuesday, May 22, 2007

EMC Heritage Trust Project will fund local digital curation

Quoting the press release (my emphasis):
EMC [yesterday] announced $1 million donation of equipment, products and services to the Smithsonian. EMC information infrastructure technology will play an important role in establishing a common foundation for the digital preservation of – and Internet-based access to -- the Smithsonian's collections and research data.

EMC also announced the EMC Heritage Trust Project, which recognizes and supports projects in local communities around the world that are designed to protect this invaluable information and improve access to it. Any public or private local organization, institution, or any individual, may apply or be nominated for recognition and support. Examples include digital curation of the collections of a local library, museum or historical society; or of a significant private collection of music, letters, or art; or the archives and records of a local business, cultural, or educational institution. EMC Heritage Trust Project awards will include cash grants ranging from $5000 to $15,000.

Nomination forms and complete program details are available at www.EMC.com/heritage_trust. All applications and nominations will be reviewed by a distinguished review committee chaired by Daniel S. Morrow, Chief Historian Emeritus, and founding Executive Director, Computerworld Smithsonian Awards and Computerworld Honors Programs as well as member of the Board of Visitors, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina. Judging will be completed by January 30, 2008 and grant winners notified by February 14, 2008.

Application deadline is November 30, 2007.

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1 comment:

Amy said...

Thank you! I know an organization that will be very interested in this.