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How Do I Recertify My State Agency Retention Schedule?

For state agency Records Management Officers or liaisons tasked with recertifying their agency’s records retention schedule, the process can seem a bit overwhelming. This article will help break the process down into more manageable steps. Note: This article only applies to state agencies. For local governments looking to customize their local retention schedules, see this…

Remarkable Records

Remarkable Records: Spooky Records

With the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn brings in cooler weather, shorter days, and heralds in the spooky season. This season brings harvests, pumpkins, spectacular eye-catching displays, and eerie paranormal searches for the source of morbid curiosities. Searching for a sense of hair-raising sites and information of the departed, where might one…

Electronic Records Day 2021

Electronic Records Day 2021

Today we celebrate Electronic Records Day, which raises awareness about the crucial need to manage and preserve government electronic records (e-records). The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) provides free informational resources, graphics, and webinars related to Electronic Records Day on their website. We like to raise awareness of the challenges of managing e-records throughout the…

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Archives Month: Web Archive (WARC) File Format

It’s October, which means that it is once again time to celebrate American Archives Month! Throughout this month, the records management assistance unit will be taking a closer look into multidisciplinary issues that require input from both records managers and archivists—collaboration between these two professions is the key to solving many RIM-related obstacles. First on…

Information Disaster Plan

Creation and maintenance of an information management disaster plan is a never-ending task. While it can be cumbersome, hard to obtain buy-in, and require an upfront cost, it is one of the most important documents that your office can create. Protecting your information is protecting your assets. You will be able to continue operations and…

e-Records 2021: Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2021 e-Records Conference is now open to state agencies and local governments. Be sure to visit the conference webpage for more details about this virtual e-Records experience and to read about the exciting presentations we’ve selected this year. Visit the conference website to register now. This year’s conference will be free to…

Welcome

Adding to Our Team

The records management assistance team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission welcomes a new analyst this month. Read more about Michelle Johnson, who is now the point of contact for local governments in the Central region of Texas. The Central region is comprised of the following counties: BastropBellBlancoBosqueBrownBurnetCaldwellColemanCoryellFalls Fayette HillFreestoneGillespieHamiltonHaysLampasasLeeLimestoneLlano MasonMcCullochMcLennanMilamMillsNavarroSan SabaTravisWilliamson To…