EMC's previous Information Heritage projects include supporting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum's process of digitizing and archiving its entire collection; creating a high-resolution, 3D digital reconstruction of Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex of Flight"; supporting the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library (Weimar, Germany), home to a collection of Faust first editions; and sponsoring the Vatican's Lux in Arcana exhibition, which brought 100 original historical documents from the Vatican Secret Archive into the public domain for the first time in 400 years in 2012.
"Where once knowledge and information would have been stored on the page, facilitated by the scriptoria or later the printing press, today EMC serves the same purpose through our storage technologies," Marco Fanizzi, EMC's country manager for Italy, said in a statement. "The collaboration with the Apostolic Library is an incredibly important project and will provide future generations with access to knowledge and insight that may otherwise have been lost."
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