TSLAC Approves Fees for Storage of State Records in SFY2014

TSLAC Approves Fees for Storage of State Records in SFY2014
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has approved the fees associated with storing non-current state records at the agency’s State Records Center in Austin. Effective September 1, 2013, the fees apply to state and local government agencies that choose to take advantage of the center’s various, cost-effective storage services. In fact, the service used by most agencies, storing non-current paper records, will experience a fee decrease come September.

TSLAC State Records Center
TSLAC State Records Center
Overseen by TSLAC’s State and Local Records Management Division, the State Records Center in Austin is a 144,500 square foot facility specifically designed for the high-density, low-cost maintenance of records.
The service used by most agencies, storing non-current paper records, will experience a fee decrease come September.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2013
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State Archives Unveils Exhibit on Rediscovered Papers from Republic of Texas History

State Archives Unveils Exhibit on Rediscovered Papers from Republic of Texas History
Austin, TX

The Texas State Archives has unveiled a new exhibit featuring rediscovered papers of the Republic of Texas Legation to the United States. This is a unique collection of documents that captures the pressing diplomatic activities of the short-lived Republic as it grappled with boundary issues, relations with Mexico, and the strenuous path to statehood in Washington, D.C.

Capton 3 - Samuel Morse to Memucan Hunt
Capton 3 - Samuel Morse to Memucan Hunt
Samuel F. B. Morse to Memucan Hunt, March 1, 1838, offering the Republic of Texas the exclusive use of the telegraph he invented.
This is a unique collection of documents that captures the pressing diplomatic activities of the short-lived Republic as it grappled with boundary issues, relations with Mexico, and the strenuous path to statehood in Washington, D.C.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2013
No

State Library and Archives’ Celebrated Travis Letter Embarks on Momentous Return to the Alamo

State Library and Archives’ Celebrated Travis Letter Embarks on Momentous Return to the Alamo
Austin, TX

After months of anticipation William Barret Travis’ 1836 “Victory or Death” Letter, which is stored safely inside the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), embarks on its momentous return to the Alamo in San Antonio, Friday, February 22, 177 years after it left.

The letter departs TSLAC’s Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building under heavy guard provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety. It will be welcomed at the Alamo by an arrival ceremony Friday at 4PM.

Travis Letter 1836 Signature Page
Travis Letter 1836 Signature Page
Travis' immortal words, "Victory or Death," were penned in urgent handwriting on this side of the legendary letter.
One of the rewards is getting to make history with history. It’s getting to see this celebrated historical letter go back to its origin after nearly two centuries.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2013
No

Sam Houston Center Receives Federal Preservation Grant

Sam Houston Center Receives Federal Preservation Grant
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the award of a National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Preservation Assistance Grant to the agency’s Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, TX. The grant, which requires no matching local or state funds, will enable an expert consultant to perform the Center’s first general preservation assessment of its archival and artifact collections.

Sam Houston Center
Sam Houston Center
The Sam Houston Center in Liberty, TX, serves as the official regional historical resource depository for the ten counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto and Tyler.
The grant will enable an expert consultant to perform the Center’s first general preservation assessment of its archival and artifact collections.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2013
No

State Library Releases Study Showing $2.4 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries

State Library Releases Study Showing $2.4 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that in 2011 the economic benefit from Texas public libraries totaled an astounding $2.407 billion, while collectively the libraries cost less than $0.545 billion. The return on investment was thus $4.42 for each dollar invested.

Return on Investment Cover
Return on Investment Cover
The cover of the study highlights three key findings about the economic benefits of Texas public libraries.
This study demonstrates what we've been sure of for some time – public libraries positively impact local economies, whether it’s a small rural town or one of Texas’ great cities.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer, TSLAC
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
Dr. James Jarrett
Bureau of Business Resarch, UT-Austin
512-475-7813
jj@ic2.utexas.edu
2013
No

TSLAC Selects Career Development Online Resources from LearningExpress for TexShare

TSLAC Selects Career Development Online Resources from LearningExpress for TexShare
New York, NY

LearningExpress, LLC announces that it has been chosen as the provider of online career development content for the TexShare Database Program administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). LearningExpress Library(TM) and LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator(TM) are now included in TexShare as part of vocational education preparation course study materials, education tutorials, and job search and career preparation resources for Texas residents.

Lorenzo de Zavala Building
Lorenzo de Zavala Building
TSLAC is headquartered in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, just east of the State Capitol in Austin.
TexShare is a consortium of Texas public and academic libraries joining together to share print and electronic materials, purchase online resources, and combine staff expertise.
Janine Y. Swenson
Director of Marketing, LearningExpress
800-295-9556
jswenson@learningexpressllc.com
2013
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