New Webinar Series: Social Media Records

By Michelle Johnson

illustrated man standing in smartphone screen, surrounded by social media icons

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our first mini-webinar series, all about social media records! The series will include eight short instruction videos, with a new video going live on our webinar page every other Wednesday, starting today.

Hundreds of local governments and state agencies across Texas rely on the ubiquity of social media platforms to facilitate quick and accessible communication with their citizens. But, what does that mean for records management? How can governments fulfil their obligation to safeguard public information while using these third-party tools?

This series will seek to answer these questions and more with videos covering topics such as identifying records, capture strategies, and policy development, just to name a few. Videos will range from about five to ten minutes each – perfect for fitting into a record manager’s busy schedule.

Watch the first video, titled Are Social Media Posts Government Records?, below or on our webinar page, where you can also find links to supplemental materials.

Be sure to revisit our webinar page in two weeks for the next video! Have ideas for other webinar topics? Let us know in the comments below.

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3 thoughts on “New Webinar Series: Social Media Records

  1. Just watched part II and had no place to comment. Great stuff! (perfect use of the nugget) ERS is exploring services to archive our social media platforms at this very moment so good timing. These bite sized chunk videos will prove useful in illustrating the pitfalls of NOT coming up with a RIM plan for our social media accounts. Looking forward to the next one.

  2. Thanks for watching Andrew! RIP Friendster, indeed. I, personally, was sad to see Google+ decommissioned. Video #5 is slated to be all about capture methods, so you may find that useful in a few weeks. :)

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