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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Monroe County departments tracking down old records, scanning them into digital form"

Supplementing this ILB entry from Sunday, the Shelbyville News has a story today by C.M. Schmidlkofer headed "County grant will help pay for record saving: Judge, auditor working to digitize more papers." Some quotes:

The Shelby County Council approved a request from Superior Court II Judge David Riggins on Tuesday to apply for a $5,000 matching grant from the Indiana State Historic Reference Advisory Board.

The funds will be used to prepare historical court and other county documents for digitization by the State of Indiana's archives division.

"The reason we need additional money is that we have to get those records ready to scan," Riggins said.

He plans to hire two people to process the documents -- removing staples and duplicate copies and organizing them in chronological order.

"The state will do it," Riggins said. "But it's $20 an hour. I figured we could hire people for $12 an hour and get twice the amount of work out doing it ourselves."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 23, 2013 02:20 PM
Posted to Indiana Government