As another example of digital replacing paper, the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, the first in New York state, is very close to going paperless. This interesting news came from Utica, New York’s local paper, Utica OD and their article, “DA’s Office going digital soon.”
Prosecutors soon could be bringing wireless laptop devices into court in lieu of folders and boxes of files. This will improve access and efficiency to data in real time. The DA’s Office already has been using a new records management system that allows prosecutors to quickly search a digital cache of materials for case information, including whether or not a suspect, victim, or witness has any documented connections to past cases. This next step will replace printing pages, scanning documents, and recording DVDs.
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