Paper records and documents in Travis County , some of which have been preserved for more than a century, are now being forever immortalized in a digital format. “Everyone is trying to get away from paper,” said records services manager Shawn Malone. “It is expensive, slower and less powerful than digital information.”

But for information that has been recorded on paper for decades, it means millions of documents a year will be scanned and recorded digitally. A projected 4.75 million papers will be sent through a scanner and placed in a computer file in 2011.

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