Our Services to


Texas Government Agencies

One of our many roles is as a state government entity that must provide guidance and recommendations to uphold select legislative mandates. We provide many services to support this function, ranging from records management training and document imaging services, to making available state print and electronic publications. We also make available reference, database and catalog services for state agencies.

Document Scanning Information for State Agencies and Local Governments


State agencies which wish to obtain digital imaging services must do so through a contract from the State Council on Competitive Government. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the contract administrator for this contract.

Imaging Services for State and Local Governments


Our State and Local Records Management division provides advanced services to state and local governments for the conversion of paper records to micrographic and digital images to microfilm.

Library Catalog of Texas State Agencies


This online catalog lists holdings of the participating partner libraries in seven Texas state agencies.

Online Databases


A selection of online databases for public libraries and government agencies, this service provides public library users and Texas state government agency personnel access to proprietary indexes, journal articles, book chapters, and reference resources.

Records Center Services for State Agencies


State agencies in the Austin area may arrange for storage of non-current records in hard copy, electronic, and microfilm formats in addition to disaster recovery protection of computer backup media.

Records Management Assistance for


Local Governments



Local government records management officers and other government staff may receive training and consulting services in all aspects of records and information management.

Records Management Assistance for


State Agencies



State agencies records management officers and other government staff may receive training and consulting services in all aspects of records and information management.

Records Management Publications for State Agencies and Local Governments


Includes laws and regulations concerning the management of Texas government records. Includes: State and Local Records Retention Schedules and Bulletins, the Records Management Manual for state agencies, and Policy Models for local governments.

Reference Services


The Reference Desk of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission offers reference assistance to government agencies and their staffs.

Resources for Records Managers


These helpful resources include links to Web sites of interest to the state and local government records management community.

Texas State Publications Depository Program


Sometimes called the "Publications Clearinghouse," this program collects Texas government publications in physical formats and announces them in a monthly checklist of state government publishing. When possible, the program distributes copies of publications to participating depository libraries throughout the state and to the Library of Congress, and in many cases converts publications to microfiche or other alternate formats to enhance their availability.

TRAIL (Texas Records and Information Locator)


TRAIL provides access to Texas state government information contained in electronic publications on the Internet. TRAIL includes an interface for free-text (natural language) searching of a database of documents harvested at regular intervals from Texas government web sites, as well as a "Texas State Agencies List" that reflects the top-level taxonomy of the government and provides links to current agency web sites.

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Page last modified: June 8, 2011