Tompkins County Clerk Awarded $140k State Archive Grant
The Tompkins County Clerk’s Office has been awarded a nearly $140,000 state records grant will help the county and six towns to digitize municipal records.
The Shared Services grant will permit the County Clerk’s Office to partner with the Towns of Dryden, Enfield, Groton, Ithaca, Lansing and Newfield to extend the use of the county’s electronic document management system.
The funds will be used to purchase additional software licenses to allow the towns to use the county records program. The towns are expected to digitize nearly 1 million documents. The county will expand its data storage capacity and will create a backup with disaster recovery between two county data centers.
Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane says the grant money saves the county an estimated $3 million dollars that would have been needed to build a records center.
Cortland County applied for $75 thousand dollars to fund an email archive program, the request was denied. The county budget includes funds to purchase the software.