Mocavo Community Digitization Grant

$25,000 to PRESERVE AND SHARE your work.
At Mocavo we are working with our online community to bring all of the world’s genealogical information online for free putting everyone’s family history within reach. 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.


Grant Program Description

Mocavo seeks proposals from custodians of 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.

Award Information

The Mocavo Community Digitization Grant provides the grant recipient with the following benefits:
  • $25,000 of scanning and digitization services
  • 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

Eligibility

Applicants eligible for the Mocavo Community Digitization Grant meet the following guidelines:
  • Genealogy organizations
  • Colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
  • State or local government agencies
  • Federally-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
  • Collection to be digitized can be transported to ReadyMicro facilities in Orem, UT.

Application and Submission Information

Please use the form below to submit information about the collection to be considered for the Mocavo Community Digitization Grant. In the collection description section, please provide the following information:
  • What is the genealogical significance of the collection?
  • What audience will find this collection helpful?
  • Size and scope of the collection (ie. name count, record count, page count, etc.)
  • Current format and quality of the collection media (ie. books, paper records, microfilm)

Submission and Notification Dates and Times

Electronic applications must be received no later than Noon Eastern Time on February 28, 2013. The Mocavo Community Digitization Grant recipient will be notified by March 31, 2013


How can we accomplish this?
ReadyMicro, Mocavo’s digitization group, will be handling the scanning for this project. With years of experience in genealogical scanning and preservation, they are the perfect partner for us to bring more and more content online!

Why are we doing this? At Mocavo we are working with our online community to bring all of the world’s genealogical information online for free putting everyone’s family history within reach. We hope that our community will continue to bring content online and use Mocavo to host and publish it for them.


Application Form