The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been working to digitize thousands of its records. The digital conversion of more than 30 million records including as many as 83 million fingerprint cards is part of the FBI’s plan to fully activate its Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity information. The conversion from manual to digital systems began more than twenty years ago, when paper files outgrew the space at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

You can read more at the FBI’s website here.