Digitizing Our Cultural Heritage

first_imgHumans have been recording cultural history since the beginning of mankind. Our culture has been captured in art, books, audio and film recordings, as well as stored in museums and libraries around the world. Unfortunately, many of these treasures are in locations where they are at risk of degradation or destruction.In this time of digital advancement, we have an opportunity to digitize and preserve aspects of our heritage that might otherwise be lost. This is the basis of the EMC Heritage Trust program, which provides funding to high priority cultural preservation projects.I’m incredibly proud that this year’s recipient of EMC’s Heritage Trust grand prize is the Universidad Del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. The University’s Historical Archive preserves and safeguards 950 volumes of manuscripts and printed documents dating from the 17th – 19th centuries, including the royal decrees where Felipe IV of Spain established the school in 1651. Despite their great historical importance, some of these assets have never been available to scholars due to deterioration of the original manuscripts.Courtyard at El Colegio Mayor in the Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)Digitizing these works will make them available for studying Latin American history, colonial society, and the formation of educational institutions. It also creates an opportunity to initiate projects with other universities and academic centers worldwide because the material will be available to anyone in the world connected by the internet.Latin Americans are known for being proud of our heritage. It should be no surprise that this part of the world has also actively participated in EMC’s Heritage Trust program in the past, with grants won by institutions such as the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos and the Teatro Municipal in Chile, as well as the Chiquinha Gonzaga Foundation in Brazil to assist in preserving their assets and making them globally available. These projects range from helping us remember past atrocities so they are never repeated to preserving musical collections, and EMC has been a part of them all.I would love to see more institutions worldwide participate in the Heritage Trust program, especially in Latin America!Humanity will only be truly global when we learn to appreciate and protect what makes our cultures unique.For more information, visit the Heritage Trust program on Facebook.last_img read more

#79: DevOps, the key to an agile business with Brian Verkley.

first_imgIT Transformation and Digital Transformation are at the heart of everything we are doing at DELL EMC, but what are the differences? What role does Dev Ops play? What’s the connection between agility, containers and microservices? Find out this week on Dell EMC The Source Podcast with Brian Verkley (@BVerkley). Be sure to check out Brian’s multiple presentations within the Code and Modern Ops tracks within the Dell EMC World Breakout Sessions (May 8th – 11th, 2017) and find out how Brian checks in when he is due for a haircut, only on Dell EMC The Source.The Source Podcast: Episode #79: DevOps, the key to an agile businessAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_79_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)Accelerate Application Delivery with DevOpslast_img read more

Man fleeing troopers hits car, killing mother, 2 young kids

first_imgCOOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a mother and her two young children were killed when a man who was fleeing state troopers slammed into their car with his truck in a city intersection. Cookeville police say 24-year-old Amanda Chatman and her 3- and 4-year-old kids were pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday. Twenty-five-year-old Michael Don Shepherd of Pegram has been charged with vehicular homicide and evading arrest. It couldn’t be determined immediately if Shepherd has an attorney to speak for him.last_img read more

Police: Man, 95, killed assisted living worker over money

first_imgLAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — Police say an employee at a Colorado assisted living facility is dead after being shot in the head by a 95-year-old resident in a dispute over money. Police say the employee, a man in his 40s, was confronted by Okie Payne as he arrived for work at Legacy Assisted Living in Lafayette, north of Denver, over money Payne said he was owed. Payne was being held on suspicion of first-degree murder as well as menacing for allegedly waving his handgun at two people who tried to help the victim after he was shot. It’s not known if he has a lawyer.last_img read more

UN: Situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray now ‘extremely alarming’

first_imgNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Life for civilians in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has become “extremely alarming” as hunger grows and fighting remains an obstacle to reaching millions of people with aid, the United Nations says in a new report. The conflict that has shaken one of Africa’s most powerful and populous countries has killed thousands of people and is now in its fourth month. But little is known about the situation for most of Tigray’s 6 million people as journalists are blocked from entering and communications are patchy. A U.N. special adviser on genocide prevention now warns of the high risk of atrocity crimes.last_img read more