County records office moves eight million documents online

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Searching for one of the millions of land use documents stored in New Castle County, Delaware, is now a matter of browsing a Windows-based index in seconds at any time of day.

The mountains of paper and microfilm accumulated over centuries by the county's Recorder of Deeds Office are now stored in a Unisys [email protected] server the size of a file drawer, thanks to the Land Information System provided by American Cadastre, LLC (AmCad).

Well over eight million online document images converted from microfilm and paper are available to the public via the system, which is also integrated with the county's other information systems. The $1.6 million project also includes bar coding, cashiering and receipting.

"We conducted a year-long search for a partner with the latest technology to move our offices into imaging and Internet technologies," said the Recorder of Deeds, Michael Battaglia. "We also wanted the complete conversion of our data, microfilm and paper images online."

About American Cadastre
Based in Alexandria, Va., AmCad enables governments to record and secure their documents. A privately held company founded in 1986, AmCad is an Unisys marketing associate.

About Unisys
Unisys is an e-business solutions company with 37,000 employees in 100 countries. The company is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA.

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New Castle County Recorder of Deeds

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