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…

On the Road: Open Government Conference

You might have noticed that we’ve been posting these shorter “On the Road” blogs lately, and that’s because we’ve been really busy getting out to regional workshops and conferences to teach about records management in Texas. We’re hoping to use the upcoming holiday season downtime to work on updating our course materials and maybe even…

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On the Road: We Went to Wichita…Falls

In our latest records management adventures, Bonnie and Erica traveled all the way north – almost to Oklahoma – to teach a workshop in Wichita Falls. We covered some of the basics like inventory and emergency preparedness, as well as more in depth discussions about managing email. We enjoyed the local lunch cafes downtown and…

Texas Digital Archive Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Did you know that October is Texas Archives Month? The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has a full page of local events to celebrate the conservation of Texas history. Of particular interest to state and local records managers, there will be a Digital Archive Virtual Scavenger Hunt this Monday, October 10, here at the…

RM History: The Cow Barn

Before there was a State Records Center, there was… a cow barn! It was pretty much antithetical to our current Records Storage Standards (published as Bulletin F); a small building with a dirt floor on the grounds of the Austin State Hospital was where ‘out-of-date’ records were stored during that period of time. But the…

On the Road: Amarillo By Morning

One aspect of our jobs that we’d like to share more often in our blog is our on-the-road regional training to various parts of the state. Sometimes we are invited to speak among other guests at conferences or government association meetings. But sometimes we are invited to do an entire full-day workshop in city far…