Event: EMC and CCP's Nationwide Digitization Project to provide public online access to Philippine's cultural and historical heritage

EMC Corporation (NYSE-EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) launched the nationwide digitization project  last Wednesday at the CCP Main Lobby to media and IT specialists to convert and integrate CCP's entire audio-visual collection of Philippine arts and culture into digital and emergent forms, for the preservation of the nation's treasures.
Along with media and IT professionals, David Webster, President of South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Dr. Raul Sunico, President of the CCP and  Ronnie Latinazo, EMC Philippines Country Manager explained that the digitization project will involve storing, protecting, managing and making data accessible to all CCP Library's vast collecion of national, cultural and historical materials which currently consists approximately 40,000 hours of audio, 30,000 hours of tapes from its film archive, 6,500 photos, 28,000 photographic slides and at least 56,000 manuscripts of literary works. Part of its program will also be digitally capturing 1,500 art and 1,500 historical pieces for future content migration. 
Guests were treated to a scrumptious lunch courtesy of Albergus Catering Services before the program discussing the said digitization project.
Visiting CCP's Library was one heart-warming experience with its vast collection especially those of Lino Brocka's achievements displayed for researchers and art/film enthusiasts. CCP was established by the late President Ferdinand Marcos in 1969 through Executive Order No. 30 to preserve Filipino arts and culture, as well as promote the development and appreciation of national arts and culture. Over the years, the documentation of cultural performances and growing repository of materials from other art forms were accumulated to provide entertainment and educational materials to the public.
Many of the critical documents and cultural artifacts were at risk of disappearing without the right of information infrastructure systems and with EMC's technology solutions, students, researchers and art enthusiasts will now have access to all of the data and artifacts without having to go to the Library. One simply needs to register at CCPCCP's website and browse away after all the collections are migrated to the digital platform. 
"EMC recognizes and supports the protection of such important heritage of the Philippines for the enjoyment and appreciation of future generations of Filipinos", said David Webster, President of EMC in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 
In supporting CCP's vision and far-sightedness on the importance of preserving the nation's heritage, EMC has been closely collaborating with the CCP team and providing the necessary EMC products and technologies, including training support, to start the project according to Ronnie Latinazo, Country Manager for EMC Philippines
Dr. Raul Sunico, President of CCP commended EMC's generosity and dedication as a responsible corporate citizen giving CCP this digital preservation initiative. Being one of the most famous award-winning musician in the country graced the occasion with an outstanding piano performance. 
This digitization project will not just provide full access to all students and art enthusiasts to CCP Library's collections without jeopardizing the institution's cause to preserve it but will also preserve and better promote our country's national and cultural heritage online. Kudos to this project and to EMC and CCP for preserving our national heritage!

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