Douglas County Register of Deeds Office Undertakes Massive Scanning Project
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:59
Omaha, NEâ€”By early 2014 the second wave of Douglas Countyâ€™s land records will be available online.Â Thatâ€™s because the Douglas County Register of Deeds office launched a major scanning project in early July that will make thousands upon thousands of property records accessible to to users via the web.Â Currently, images are available back to 1987.
Diane Battiato, register of deeds, said this important scanning effort has been a longtime coming.
â€śWe have waited years for this to happen; itâ€™s been like a dream deferred.Â Users of our office have asked us time and again to make this essential search tool available to them.â€ť
But the dream soon will be a reality.Â Scanning crews from US Imaging are working 24/7 to complete phase 1 of the project in two to three weeks.Â By the end of that time, close to 2200 index books and selected microfilm records will have been scanned.Â
However, there are hurdles that can slow progress.Â Scanning large index books, for example, especially ones that are more than 100 years old, is a delicate procedure that requires patience and carefulness.Â Disassembling and reassembling the large books is tedious and labor-intensive.Â
â€śWe are excited about this project.Â And I know that our customers will be, also.Â When this scanning is completed, it will help make our office even more efficient, as well as help us continue to offer superior customer service,â€ť Battiato said.