03 December 2012

Mocavo News -- FREE Scanning Service & Community Digitization Grant

Mocavo has recently made two announcements of interest to the genealogical community.

Image was part of original Mocavo blog post

It always seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day or enough days in the week, doesn’t it?  Take a look around you.  Do you have piles of research laying around?  Old books gathering dust? Historical documents sitting in boxes?

From now until the end of the year we will scan your documents, send you a digital copy, and put them online at Mocavo — for FREE!

We will even send your materials back to you, if you choose.  We work with our community to bring all of the world’s genealogical information online for free putting everyone’s family history within reach.  We are bringing lots and lots of historical information and databases to Mocavo; but, don’t let us have all the fun.  Join in!

The most important piece of your genealogy puzzle might be lying in someone else's attic or basement.  In fact, your dusty pile of documents could hold the clue to solve another genealogist's riddle. Let us knock the dust off and help you tell your story to the world.

Learn more about Mocavo’s Free Scanning Service at mocavo.com/freescanning

Image was part of original Mocavo blog post

Through ReadyMicro, Mocavo’s digitization group, we are pleased to make available a $25,000 grant to enable other stewards of genealogical content to share that information with the world.

Mocavo seeks proposals from organizations that care for genealogical content, archives, or historical records that they wish to make freely available online.  Materials proposed for digitization and/or indexing should be unique and provide clear value to a broad number of genealogists. ReadyMicro will digitize these materials and, in collaboration with the grant recipient, extract associated metadata.  Mocavo will create an online database from the collection which will be freely available at Mocavo.com as well as the grant recipient’s website.

The Mocavo Community Digitization Grant provides the grant recipient with the following benefits - $25,000 of digitization services including:
  • Digital media organized into a searchable database
  • Unlimited display and distribution rights for the resulting digital media
  • An online version of the database which may be presented on the grant recipient’s website
More information on the program as well as the application submission form can be found at mocavo.com/grant

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