The Kitsap County Clerk (Washington) sought to digitally convert just under 1,000 microfilm rolls containing criminal, domestic and probate records from 1978-1992. “We discovered Digital ReeL at our annual Clerk’s Conference and were impressed with the microfilm conversion accuracy and the image enhancement capabilities built within the product,” states Dave Peterson, Kitsap County Clerk.
The Clerk’s office has an existing document management system (Oracle Stellent) and required the digital images to be indexed and formatted properly to import into this system. “Any vendor can provide digital microfilm scanning services. What separated BMI was the inclusion of hosted access to our records online through Digital ReeL. For poor quality and even illegible records, we’re able to use Digital ReeL to adjust the quality of these images prior to sharing them with the Court or citizens.”