The Texas State Library and Archives Commission joins archival and records organizations across the country in recognizing the importance of managing and preserving personal and government electronic records. What is at stake? According to one report, the estimated amount of data in the digital universe is 2.7 zettabytes (that’s 2.7 trillion gigabytes). Unlike traditional paper records, electronic records are far more difficult to preserve over the long term.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission partnered with the Library of Congress to produce an instructional video to encourage students in grades 4-12 to enter the Letters About Literature Reading and Writing Contest. The video resource will be used by educators and parents to help students better understand the details behand the national literature competition.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will offer “Rebuilding Texas Libraries” disaster relief grants to public, school, and academic libraries in Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Guidelines will be released September 18 on the TSLAC website, tsl.texas.gov/rebuilding-texas-libraries.
Austin, Texas – As the Lone Star State begins to deal with the catastrophic destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Library Association (TLA) and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are working together to coordinate a response and provide assistance to the library community.
The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center will remain closed this week (Monday-Saturday) as staff from the The Texas State Library and Archives Commission assess the status of the property following the recent hurricane. More information about closures and future openings can be found by visiting tsl.texas.gov.
Workforce development resources, tools for promoting tech literacy and a wide range of impactful community programs topped the list of grant proposals recently approved by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Agency commissioners approved 69 library grant awards totaling $2.1 million for numerous Texas libraries, institutions of higher education, and related nonprofit organizations.
Jennifer Peters has been appointed Director of the Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Peters will assume her position as division director upon the retirement of Deborah Littrell on September 1. Peters is an experienced innovator who has worked on increasing the capacity of libraries to meet public needs and to be at the center of engagement, learning, and opportunity.
In observance of the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War 1, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has digitized a series of collections featuring archival holdings from the First World War through the Texas Digital Archive.
The Frank S. Tillman Collection