May 24, 2022

EMC Heritage Trust Project Grant to Help Library Digitize and Preserve Largest Collection of Canadian Company Annual Reports

From the Morning Post Exchange:

The C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library, part of The University of Western Ontario Libraries, was one of eight organizations worldwide receiving an EMC Heritage Trust Project grant through the company’s Information Heritage Initiative program. Through the initiative, EMC has donated more than $20 million to date to help advance the preservation and accessibility of information heritage. The 2011 grants will support projects that digitize, protect and improve access to cultural information incommunities around the world.

“This is the fourth year of the EMC Heritage Trust Project and the fourth time we have had at least one Canadian organization receiving a grant,” said Michael Sharun, Managing Director of EMC Canada. “Preserving Canada’s heritage plays an important role in maintaining our cultural identity and EMC is proud to support organizations seeking to make this country’s past more accessible.”


The C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library houses the largest collection of Canadian businesses’ annual reports in the country. The US$10,000 Heritage Trust Project grant will be used to help digitize the collection and make it more accessible to researchers.

“Our library is shifting from being a storehouse for printed material to being more of a knowledge centre for the Richard Ivey School of Business, which is also part of The University of Western Ontario,” says Joyce Garnett, University Librarian. “The goal is to allow people to better interact in a digital environment and digitizing the annual report collection will be a big step forward in achieving that goal.”

Read the Complete Announcement (Including List of the Other Seven Organizations Receiving Grants)


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