New Video Course for State Agencies

Are you new to state records management or need a refresher? We are pleased to announce a new online video course for state agency records management officers and records liaisons. (For those of you working for counties, municipalities, school districts, etc., we are currently revamping local government online courses as well!) Click here to access…

State Records Center Featured on Local Radio

We were pleased to see our own State Records Center building on Shoal Creek featured on the local radio station KUT 90.5 this morning. We were also pleased to see the comparison to the final scenes in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Manager Michael Shea was interviewed and provided a tour to the…

Coming Up: NAGARA 2018 Winter Regional Forum

Join us on Friday, January 26 in Georgetown, TX for the 2018 Winter Regional Forum hosted by the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA). Several TSLAC employees from our division as well as our archivists helped plan this exciting day of training sessions located in our own backyard. Themes for the program…

e-Records 2017: “TSLAC Wants Your Electronic Records”

This is the third post of a multi-part recap of the 2017 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2017 website. Information Governance: Take Control and Succeed The Public Information Act and Updates from the 85th Legislative Session TSLAC Wants Your Electronic Records Returning for his 4th year at the…

Time to Change Your Password!

Isn’t it fun to use different passwords for all of the dozens of accounts you use and just when you think you’ve got them memorized you’re forced to change them every few months? I don’t doubt that there are folks out there who appreciate the mental challenge, but for most of us it’s added to…

Celebrations in October

Texas Archives Month By order of the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, October is officially now Archives Month. In October 2017, Texas will join archival repositories across the nation to celebrate Archives Month and promote the preservation of our country’s documentary heritage. Archives Month in Texas aims to celebrate the value of Texas’ historical records,…

TSLAC & TLA Joint Statement on Hurricane Harvey

An important element of managing government records is planning for and recovering from natural disasters. In our consulting and training courses we advise securing the safety of personnel first and foremost, and then sorting out any damage to vital records in your office. While we are still waiting for the storm to disappear, recovery efforts…

FAQ: Questions to Consider Before Asking for a New Series

We were recently asked by a state agency records manager for some questions that they could pass along to other agency staff (including non-records specialists) to arm them with important considerations to make before they request a new record series. You may or may not know that part of our job as analysts is to…