NAGARA 2017 Recap and Vlog

Admittedly, I wasn’t initially excited about attending the annual National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) conference in Boise, ID. That’s partially because attending conferences requires a lot of energy, and I had only been to one NAGARA conference before which was in my own backyard here in Austin. The destination for this…

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Outsourcing: Is it Good for Business?

We sometimes get questions from local governments and state agencies who are looking for vendors to provide records management services like destruction or electronic systems. While TSLAC generally cannot make any recommendations for specific vendors, we can help connect you with further resources which will hopefully help you make better informed decisions when it comes…

Is MP3 Really Dead?

Many news articles in the past week have reported dramatic variants of “MP3 is Dead!”, so we wanted to publish a short post about the topic since it relates to file formats and providing access to e-records. I came across a blog article by a web developer and realized there was more to the story…

A Day in the SLRM Life

Welcome to a new series that we (myself in particular) hope to continue throughout the year in between more serious posts about hot topics like records management policies for e-records and security breaches. A glimpse into a day in the life of a State and Local Records Management (SLRM) team member. It has probably crossed…

We are a Must-Read Blog!

We are excited and grateful to see recognition for our division blog in StateTech magazine! “It’s true: It’s takes a unique kind of person to get excited about records and archives. But at the end of the day, it’s important that someone cares passionately about this stuff because the ability to store, find and retrieve…

TSLAC Exhibit at the Capitol

This week an exhibit showcasing the services of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is featured in the basement rotunda at the Capitol building. Our SLRM division services are outlined in this new one-minute video produced by our agency: Each division has a banner featuring the services offered by our agency, and we have…

e-Records 2016 Conference Sessions Recap: “Case Study: Disposing of Paper Records After Scanning” and “Digital Workflow Optimization and Automation”

This is the fourth post of a multi-part recap of the 2016 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2016 website. 1. At the Intersection of Technology and Records Management 2. “Accessing the Texas Digital Archive” and “Enterprise Information Management in Sharepoint 2016” 3. “Process Mapping as a Best Practice” and…