Fresno County, Calif., is converting tons of paper records -- formerly overflowing aisles of the county's records storage warehouse -- into digital format. Useful records are scanned and put online, saving staff time, as well as warehouse and shipping costs. And the new system is expected to provide safety for valuable records, following a fire that destroyed records a year ago, according to the Fresno Bee.

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Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.