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”
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.