Consider for a moment the explosive growth of our digital universe. Between now and 2020, the amount of digital information created will grow to a staggering 35 trillion gigabytes! If you haven't already, be sure to check out the EMC / IDC Digital Universe report for a real provocative look into this expanding universe.
Now consider all of the information created BEFORE the arrival of the digital revolution - and the means in which it's 'stored'. Consider the photographs, historical records, ancient writings, visual arts, etc - that all remain captured only in fragile forms such as paper.
EMC's Heritage Trust Project looks to help digitize such priceless information. Through this program, EMC works with initiative partners to provide hardware, software, expertise, financial assistance, and recognition to those who use digital tools to preserve the world's heritage and make it available via the Internet for research and education.
EMC is calling for nominations for the 2011 Heritage Trust Project. The project provides cash grants betwen $5,000 - $15,000 to organizations that seek to pursue digital archive initiatives.
This is an incredibly valuable program and I'm proud to be a part of the company behind it. Protecting and remembering our past is key, and digitizing historical information is of great value to our and future generations. Please help spread the word on this... Much more information on the program itself and the process for submitting nominations is available on EMC.com.