Erica Siegrist

Howdy!  I’m Erica, and I am a Government Information Analyst in the State and Local Records Management division at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  I started working at TSLAC in April 2019.

Before getting into records management, I received a B.A. in Anthropology and Medieval Studies at Rutgers University in 2010.  After spending several years not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up, I decided to turn my chronic book-reading habit into a career and set out to become a librarian.  While working the reference desk at several different public libraries throughout the country, I also worked towards completing a Master of Library and Information Science degree, and I earned my MSLIS from Drexel University in 2017.  While in school, I learned that the world of information science was much bigger than I thought, and I realized that I could help people find information in many different settings: libraries, archives, or records management programs!

I am a Certified Archivist (CA) and a Certified Records Manager (CRM).

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  1. Hi Erica, our family is reviewing 3×3 glass slides from the 50’s. The color is fading. Is there a service that an make digital and/or paper copies? Hope you are well.

  2. Hi Susan, we are unable to recommend specific vendors, but I would suggest performing a Google search for slide digitization services in your area – I know there are at least 3 local vendors in Austin that convert slides. You may also try scanning the slides yourself if you have a flatbed scanner – the digital photos can then be printed through a commercial service. As always, limiting light exposure will help slow the fading.

    To other readers, NARA has a good basic guide to preserving family records at home: https://www.archives.gov/preservation/family-archives.

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