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e-Records 2020 Call for Presentations

This year the annual e-Records conference is online! The conference dates and times are the afternoon of Wednesday, November 18 and the morning of Thursday, November 19. Our theme is Records Are Virtually Everywhere. This event is organized by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and co-sponsored with the Texas Department of Information…

RIM-brain in Movies and TV

Ah, working from home! A great time to enjoy the creature comforts of our dwellings. But when your workplace is also your leisure space, wires can be crossed and you may develop what I’m calling “RIM-Brain.” A leisure activity like watching movies takes on larger implications as the RIM-Brain takes over. In short, some of…

Last Call: Bulletin B Feedback

Reminder, we are still accepting feedback from local governments regarding the upcoming revisions to Bulletin B: Electronic Records Standards and Procedures. Read more about what’s to come in our recent blog post about the updates. The survey form will be live through Aug. 21, 2020, and then our team will begin making revisions and updates…

TSLAC Zoom Backgrounds

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has released a group of custom Zoom backgrounds featuring scenes from the State Library and Archives. They are free to download and may be used by the public. These 26 new background options include both indoor and outdoor scenes from the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library…

Off the Record: Cybersecurity and COVID-19

By Rebecca Hanna, Anne Poulos, and Brady Cox Tune in monthly for a curated collection of articles we found interesting on a broad range of topics, some which are directly related to records management and others which might share common themes. No, we didn’t write these articles—hence the name of this series, “Off the Record”—but…

How to Approach an Office Records Management Overhaul

Overhauling a records management system can be a daunting task. Understanding what worked previously, what didn’t work, and what new programs to implement are all elements in an office records management overhaul. There are a range of things to consider when revamping your records management program, including inventory, security, and disposition projects. Overhauling a records…

Update to Bulletin B — Opportunity for Feedback

The year was 1998, Shania Twain was “Still the One,” The Chicks were exposing Texas Country sounds to pop radio audiences, the debate on whether Jack could have fit on the Titanic door gripped the world (and still does to this day), and Bulletin B of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission was updated.…