New webinar for state agencies: “Understanding the Texas State Archives”

Images of archival recordsThe Texas State Archives preserves and documents the heritage and culture of Texas by identifying, collecting, and making available for research the permanently valuable official records of Texas government.

State agencies play an important role in ensuring that these records are transferred to the Texas State Archives once they’ve met their retention periods.  But what is that role exactly?

This webinar will unravel some of the mysteries of the Texas State Archives.  Instructors Angela Ossar (Government Information Analyst, State and Local Records Management Division) and Tony Black (Appraisal Archivist, Archives and Information Services Division) will discuss:

  • What is an archival record?  What isn’t?
  • Identifying archival records on your records retention schedule
  • How to transfer records to the State Archives and State Publications Depository
  • How archivists determine what is “archival” and what isn’t, and how you can help
  • The “archival life of records” – what happens to your records once they’ve been transferred to the State Archives

The webinar is designed for state agency records managers.  State university and local government staff are also welcome to attend.

Title: Understanding the Texas State Archives
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/379932842