Remarkable Records

Remarkable Records: Wildlife Edition

A common icebreaker question among records professionals is, “What is your favorite record series?” While we all have our own “favorites,” the twelve local government retention schedules include several series one might call “remarkable,” including this one: PW5550-03c WILDLIFE RECORDS Necropsy reports on dead marine mammals.   3 years. By regulation – 9 CFR 3.110(g). Located…

An Interview With Barry Primes

Recently, TSLAC Government Information Analyst Joslyn Ceasar had the opportunity to talk to a record and  information professional with extensive experience in and knowledge of the records management field. Barry Primes has spent 30 years in records management in the federal, local, military, and private sectors. Recently, Primes moved to Houston after retiring from the…

Creating Records At Home, Part III: Various Devices

Previously, we discussed Creating Records at Home, Part I: Microsoft Teams and Part 2: Zoom. In this article, we’re going to discuss the hypothetical situation of a records manager’s worst nightmare come true: employees creating records outside of the office’s network. A best practice for efficient managers is to analyze hypothetical risk to know how…

BZ years

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Bonnie Will Find There

In my first few years at TSLAC, I wasn’t sure about my path as a librarian veering off in the direction of Records and Information Management. I had experience in the field in both the private and government sectors, but I didn’t know if the work felt really satisfying. Reviewing and approving retention schedules was not among…

Remarkable Records

Remarkable Records: A New Blog Series!

In January of 2020, before the year that would become remarkable, we published an article intending to kick off a new series of blog posts about different types of records found on state and local retention schedules that we find particularly interesting or curious. In his discussion about the succinctness of the retention period for…

What Does the RMA Team Do?

A records management program or question can quickly transform from a minor and simple thought to an overwhelming and large-scale issue. Can this record be destroyed? Does our office comply with the records management rules and laws? How do we implement our records management program? We’re here to assist with those issues. The Records Management…