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Today, the EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announced the launch of a nationwide digitization project to convert and integrate CCP’s entire audio-visual of Philippine arts and culture into digital and emergent forms, for the preservation of the nation’s treasures for the use of future generations come.

The digitization project will involve storing, protecting, managing and making accessible on EMC information infrastructure systems CCP Library’s vast collection of national, cultural and historical materials which currently consists of 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 is to also digitally capture 1,500 art and 1,500 historical pieces of future content migration.

“Poetry, film, music, visual art and expressions of humanity are all part of a country’s national, cultural and historical heritage and yet, many of these critical documents and cultural artifacts are at risk of disappearing without the right information infrastructure systems,” shares David Webster, President of EMC in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. “EMC recognizes and supports the protection of such important heritage of the Philippines for the enjoyment and appreciation of future generations of Filipinos.”

Here we have Philippine pianist and CCP President, Raul Sunico entertaining the media crowd and thus showing us and the world how important it is to immortalize and share our God-given talents.