Prior to December 2016, all 2.6 million assessments were still associated with a paper file, which were housed in one of six separate locations throughout the County. Digitizing over 100 million documents has already been completed, allowing Assessor employees to access documents on their computers. By comparison, these employees previously spent long periods locating specific paper files in large record rooms dispersed throughout the County. The Assessor’s Office collects a vast amount of real estate and assessment data, which is of interest to real estate professionals and other members of the public. The Assessor was the lead agency in the County’s Open Data initiative, publishing an unprecedented amount of property data on the County’s Open Data website. The last eleven years of assessment data is now available in an easy- to-use format, free of charge. DIGITIZING DATA OPEN DATA 22