e-Records Conference 2012

By Angela Ossar, Government Information Analyst

Today at TSLAC, we celebrate another successful e-Records Conference. This conference has been a 13-year collaboration between the State Library and the Department of Information Resources, so what better conference theme could we have had than “Strategic Collaborations for e-Success”?

Not kidding about those notes.

Fortunately for me, I had the best conference assignment of anyone:  listen, take notes, and share what you learn.  And take notes I did:  for some sessions, every square inch of my notes sheet is filled with quotes, records, and statistics, with text so small it’s hardly legible.  But I am thrilled to now be able to share what I took away from this sold-out conference with Texas Record readers, because it is just this spirit of collaboration and sharing that inspires the innovative work that records managers (not to mention record creators) are able to accomplish in 2012.

So. In the coming weeks, I’ll be providing recaps of these sessions, getting them to you as fast as I can write them. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Some fascinating and “nerdy” stuff about e-Discovery that literally had some audience members agape (including the recovery of data that is deleted, but not really gone, and some things about your mobile device you probably didn’t know)
  • A panel discussion on emerging technologies, and the policies and guidance for mobile, cloud, and social media technology from a DIR policy analyst, attorney, and director of Data Center Services and eGovernment
  • A case study of using an Enterprise Content Management solution to manage all of the records of a county, even the “hard to manage” ones like e-mail and shared drives
  • Recent developments in the Public Information Act, including some Texas court rulings and decisions on email and text messages
  • Exchanging information securely in an age of 3rd-party providers and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) practices
  • The keynote speech on leadership, and how to build your records management program by reaching out to people

Conference presentations will be posted on the e-Records Conference 2012 website within the next week, so be sure to keep an eye on that site. We will make an announcement on the blog when the presentations have been posted.

Please join me as I recap the 2012 conference, and please comment to share your own take-aways!