Free FOIA/Legal Document Scanning Service for East Bay Activists/Journos

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East Bay activist organizations now have a new and free resource in the arena of Document Scanning. A member of Occupy Oakland has crowd source funded the acquisition of a brand new Brother ADS-2500W High-Speed Document Scanner. This member will house and operate the scanner free of charge for Public Records, FOIA Documents and/or Legal Documents delivered by fellow activists, independent/alternative media organizations and investigative journalists (NOTE: This does not blanketly apply to all non-profits. This service applies to those organizations and individuals which are aligned with, in collective struggle, “Occupy”-associated concerns, beliefs and endeavors.)

Documents must be delivered and picked up (to/from a Northwest Oakland home address) based upon negotiated scheduling which will be partially weighted based upon page count. Example turn-around time would be 2-3 days for up to 1000 pages. Small page amounts can possibly be scanned while waiting in certain situations.  Scanner does scan both sides (duplex) in single pass and outputs an Adobe PDF file. Service also includes OCR (Optical Character Recognition) which creates searchable/copyable embedded text within the PDF files (accuracy of OCR process varies based upon clarity and size of original text — crisp proper sized text will yield 99.8% accuracy.) All final PDF files available for delivery via supplied Thumb Drive, Optical-Disc and/or encrypted .zip DropBox
share-link sent via PGP encrypted email. Maximum document size is 8.5″ x 14″.

To discuss your documents and schedule drop off please contact Josh via email: occupyoakland [at] or on Twitter: @DomainAwareness.

A Scanner Brightly

A Scanner Brightly



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