LEE COUNTY - Nancy Booten, County Recorder, announced today that the Recorder’s office has completed an extensive digitization project, placing thousands of records dating back to 1836 online. County office staff and the public now have secure, remote access to data and images anytime and from any location — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The County worked in partnership with Cott Systems to scan and organize the records using Cott’s Online Index Books software.
“Digitizing provides a valuable public service by providing convenient access to the information without needing to handle the original documents that are often fragile,” said Drew Sheppard, COO of Cott Systems.
“By digitizing these documents and providing online access, the County Recorder’s office is also ensuring that the County’s valuable records are preserved and stored electronically in case of disaster."
Nancy Booten, Lee County Recorder said ARPA funds helped get the database in place.
“I appreciate the support of the Board of Supervisors in providing funds from the ARPA money for us to digitize these records. While these are not all of our records, it is a great start and more records will be added in the future as additional funds become available.”
The public can search Lee County’s records at: https://recordroom.cottsystems.com/LeeIA/guest/Search/OIB
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