No I mean digitizing into text fields.<quoted text>
Re: "Hawaii digitized all the records, including backfiles. One of the reasons was to prevent clerical errors every time a BC was ordered."
Do you mean "digitizing" as in making digital images. Or, do you mean digitizing as in making all the words digital text? If the former, well sure. But the latter is expensive. And if all they did was make a digital image, then a clerk still would have to look at that image to determine whether or not it has the word HONOLULU on it (which of course it does).
I have the authoritative article among my millions of files but the following should probably suffice:
"The document is a “certification of birth,” also known as a short-form birth certificate. The long form is drawn up by the hospital and includes additional information such as birth weight and parents’ hometowns. The short form is printed by the state and draws from a database with fewer details."
Needless to say, a database with fewer details would not be a database of images with all of the data.