NAGARA CoSA Joint Annual Meeting 2015

TSLAC staff at conference

TSLAC staff at conference

Austin, TX was the venue for this year’s NAGARA conference, and we rocked out as our city’s reputation is known to!  Both the Archives and Information Services and State and Local Records Management divisions represented our agency at a high-tech booth featuring our new physical records management software TexLinx.

We attended a variety of sessions, such as:

  • “Records Management and Archival Implications of Agency Use of Web Pages and Social Media”
  • “It Takes a Village: A State Agency’s Implementation of an Electronic Document Management System”
  • “Establishing Your Records Management Dream Team”

And we were especially proud of our TSLAC panelists who presented these engaging topics:

  • “Capitol Connections: Transfer of Electronic Records of Departing Texas Governor Rick Perry”
  • “Preserving the Voice of Texan Democracy”
  • “Shake it Up, Baby – Rethinking Records Management Training”

Dr. David Gracy at NAGARA

The highlight for most attendees was the Plenary Session featuring Dr. David B. Gracy II, titled “ARCHIVES ARE IMPORTANT!–EXCEPT WHEN THEY AREN’T: Reflections on the History, Roles, and Consequences of Archives and Records in Texas.” He told the story of Angelina Eberly, who protected state records during the Texas Archive War in 1842. If you ever have the chance to hear him tell stories of Texas history, we highly recommend the experience!


Let us know in the comments if you attended and what you learned and enjoyed at this conference.

2 thoughts on “NAGARA CoSA Joint Annual Meeting 2015

  1. I was pleased to be able to attend two days of the conference, which I enjoyed immensely. I was very impressed with the session on accessioning the records of former Governor Rick Perry, as well as the session on preserving the Senate audio files. And it was nice to see the look and feel of the new TexLinx. It was so nice to see all the new things TSLAC is implementing and all at the same time. Do you guys ever sleep? Kay Steed

  2. This, indeed, was a good conference. But, boy, did we miss an opportunity when we failed to video David Gracy’s presentation at the plenary luncheon.

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