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The Carthage Press
  • Recorder reports technology updates

  • I will be retiring at the end of this year after 30 years of working and serving the public at the Jasper County Recorders office.
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  • I will be retiring at the end of this year after 30 years of working and serving the public at the Jasper County Recorders office. I know the work I and my staff have put in to upgrade the technology in the office this last year. I took the time to add up the upgrades that we have applied to our computer system and the amount is over $26,000 in just the last 12 months. We have added to our website the indexes and images from 1989 to present and purchased our own web-server so that general revenue receives all the fees paid by clients who want the ability to copy the images. We have added an upgraded computer system that cost the public nothing as it was a free upgrade from our software vendor that if we would have purchased it would have cost $100,000. We recently upgraded our system to Windows 7 as Microsoft is no long supporting Windows XP and there was no security for that program which required us to buy new computer equipment to work with the new technology. We purchased a scanner two years ago that creates digital images of older records that are on microfilm and these are being downloaded into our database daily as time allows. I and my staff are currently working with our software vendor to create an application to E-record deeds. This is just some of the work that has been done to upgrade the technology in the Jasper County Recorder's office.

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