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Real estate records are stacked to the ceiling.

Real estate records are stacked to the ceiling.

Department of Corrections Jason Newton looks over old inmate medical records stored at a warehouse across the street from the State Prison. The roof has leaks all over the building that has caused crews to put up tarps to protect the paper records.<br/><br/>(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

State agencies awash in documents and running out of space to store them

When it rains, Jason Newton brings out the barrels. In the sprawling building across the street from the state

Pages of history have turned pink after water damage caused the red cover to bleed onto the book’s pages.

Historic County Records Damaged

After a visit to the file-storage area in the Hinds County Courthouse, it is clear that files housed there are not treated with care or as if they are important to the city.

Several stacked boxes with water damage marks are smooshed in the corner of a room.

Historic County Records Damaged

After a visit to the file-storage area in the Hinds County Courthouse, it is clear that files housed there are not treated with care or as if they are important to the city.

Bound copies of Licking County records sit in one of the Licking County Courthouse attic rooms that once stored records for the county.

Records Manager Katy Klettlinger stands in one of the Licking County Courthouse attic rooms that once stored records for the county. The records have since been moved to a location more accessible to the public and better for maintaining archives at 39 S. Buena Vista St.

Boxes, folders and papers are left in a sloppy pile in a dirty file room..

Historic County Records Damaged

After a visit to the file-storage area in the Hinds County Courthouse, it is clear that files housed there are not treated with care or as if they are important to the city.

The FBI is in the process of removing and destroying its paper-based criminal files as it completes a massive digitization process as part o...

FBI nears completion on massive digitization effort - FedScoop

The FBI next month is scheduled to complete the monumental task of digitizing millions of criminal history files, civil records and fingerprint cards, the agency announced Friday. In an extensive online multimedia posting, the bureau said it is just weeks away from completing a 20-year effort to digitize more than 30 million criminal history files and civil …

Will County Board Speaker Herb Brooks, Jr. (left) and Will County Board member Mike Fricilone (right), who represents District 7, peer down ...

Running out of room

Will County paper trail goes back to the 1800s

Ms. Buckley plans to test an e-filing system within the next two years for processing the residential project plans that pass through her lo...

Ms. Buckley plans to test an e-filing system within the next two years for processing the residential project plans that pass through her lo...

The Office of the Essex County Clerk will make their records available online starting on Jan. 5, including the daunting rows of shelves Principal Records Management Clerk Chelsea M. Merrihew can be seen examining above.

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Beginning next month, the Essex County Clerk's Office will offer online access to their archives.

A puddle next to a cabinet in a dingy, forgotten filing room marks the presence of water.

Historic County Records Damaged

After a visit to the file-storage area in the Hinds County Courthouse, it is clear that files housed there are not treated with care or as if they are important to the city.

Teetering stacks of red district attorney books rot away.

Historic County Records Damaged

After a visit to the file-storage area in the Hinds County Courthouse, it is clear that files housed there are not treated with care or as if they are important to the city.

This Licking County Courthouse attic room once stored records for the county.

Erica F. Buckley heads the attorney general’s Real Estate Finance Bureau.

Erica F. Buckley heads the attorney general’s Real Estate Finance Bureau.

The Charleston Gazette | Electronic court records about practicality and preservation

Electronic court records about practicality and preservation

The endeavor is one part government efficiency and one part historical preservation. Since 2013, West Virginia Supreme Court employee Matt Arrowood has been assigned to move the state’s antiquated county court system toward its digital future, where paper copies are a 20th-century notion and lawsuits can be filed with a click of a mouse. Even as he has suffered through the long drives from courthouse to courthouse, the dark, dank basements of old jails and the company of the snake that took…