Five Things That Break a Records Analyst’s Heart

Last year, for Valentine’s Day, two analysts in the Records Management Assistance Unit wrote an article titled: 10 Things We Love About Records Management. We wanted to acknowledge ten things that made our hearts flutter as analysts. This year, however, in honor of all the broken hearts this Valentine’s Day, let’s discuss five things that…

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RIM Brain: Law & Order: SVU

In a criminal justice system, records and information are necessary to support operations and functions. In a television show like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, our old friend RIM-Brain often pops in to say, “Hey, that’s not proper records and information management (RIM).” These are their stories. DUN-DUN. As always, spoilers ahead! “Game” (Season…

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Local Government Retention Schedules 101

You may have heard of TSLAC’s Local Government Retention Schedules when you started your new position with a local government. However, perhaps you have not been given much guidance in what they are or even how to use them. So, you find yourself asking this question: “How do I, as a beginner in records management…

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Webinar Mini-Series: Email Management

We are happy to announce our new and updated seven-part email management webinar series. Local governments and state agencies across the State of Texas utilize email as a form of communication to transmit information and to conduct official business. From that business and communications, what happens to the emails and how do those emails relate…

Folksonomy and Taxonomy

Folksonomy and Taxonomy: two classifications, one new and one old, that are the often-overlooked building blocks of records management. They not only help organize and classify information, but are also essential to successful records management. What is Folksonomy? Folksonomy is a fairly new term created in 2004 by Thomas Vander Wal and is a portmanteau…

SLRM Customer Service Survey

As a valued customer who works for a Texas state agency, local government, or institution of higher education, we invite you to evaluate our services in this biennial customer service survey. The survey asks you to rate and submit suggestions and comments about the State and Local Records Management division generally and provides opportunities to…