[SIGCIS-Members] CHM Digital Repository Grant Press Release

Al Kossow kossow at computerhistory.org
Wed Dec 14 08:11:44 PST 2011


December 14, 2011 03:00 ET
Computer History Museum Receives Google.org Grant for Digital Repository
Preserving and Creating Access to Original Digital and Digitized Artifacts
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) -  The Computer History
Museum announced today that Google.org has provided a grant of $500,000 for
the Museum to preserve its valuable digital collection chronicling the birth
of computing through the modern networked world.

Support from Google.org will allow the Computer History Museum to create a
Digital Repository infrastructure that will effectively preserve its present
digital collection as well as future acquisitions, to prevent the loss of
digital material through physical degradation and digital obsolescence, as
well as support increased storage capacity, to allow the Museum to expand
its collection to include new media, such as email, websites, databases and


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