Wikimedia CH/Micro Grant/MGG

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Please provide the following information for your micro-grant request:

Your Username: Carl is submitting in this Micro-grants request.

Your Country of residence: Switzerland

Amount requested: CHF 500

Planned activity: The Public Domain project is in the creation process of a physical- and digital collection of reference books.

For the rights investigation of music authors in the german language area we need a complete and updated edition of the MGG (Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart).

I want hereby apply CHF 500 proportionately for a 2nd hand MGG (2nd edition, 2008) in a very good condition which I bought from a musicologist in August 2015 for CHF 622 (new price: EUR 5900). The set includes 27 volumes of the 29 volume edition (17 books with biographies and 10 books with musical instruments and scientific articles; a register and a supplementary volume is missing).

We publish all books of our collection on this page:

People involved
Swiss Foundation Public Domain with his two chapters: Public Domain Project (Switzerland) and Dominio Público Sonoro (Uruguay). Users of the Wikimedia Digitization User Group.

Please explain what influence your activity will have on Wikimedia Projects
More uploads of digitized music records to Wikimedia Commons.

It's impossible to publish an exact number of uploads, because of the time-spending work of the rights clearing. Every additional reference book help us to donate more "public domain" audio files to Wikimedia Commons.

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Result: The Micro-grant committee approved this request unanimously.