To implement digital recording, a confluence of several factors is necessary: political will on the part of the public officials involved (recorders and their political masters, usually county commissioners or supervisors), legal authority, and budgets adequate to the task. Without all of these factors, little progress is likely.
Dale A. Whitman, Are We There Yet? The Case for A Uniform Electronic Recording Act, 24 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 245, 246 (2002)