Beyond A to Z: Filing Tips to Organize Better

I am not a naturally organized person.  Last weekend, my husband watched me paw through a laundry basket of essentially all black clothes looking for a black tank top and the two I came up with weren’t the right one.  But I have to be organized at work, because others need to find things quickly…

Updates to Juvenile Records Laws

Last year, we were invited to participate in the Juvenile Records Advisory Committee (JRAC), a group composed of prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, court staff, probation officials, and others who are experts in the field of law, especially focused on juveniles in the court system. Our goal was to rewrite Chapter 58 of Texas Family Code,…

Happy Valentine’s Day from Denton County!

Recently, I got an unexpected, delightful email from Denton County.  I’m used to getting emails asking me records questions, advertising relevant webinars and events, and reminders from my bosses, but I had never, ever, EVER gotten a valentine, much less a RECORDS MANAGEMENT THEMED valentine!  Look at how adorable these are! I took the opportunity…

e-Records 2016 Conference Sessions Recap: “Vendor Neutral Data Management and Records Retention” and “Records Management vs. #recordsmanagementrocks!”

This is the fifth and final 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…

A History of Records Management in Texas

Recently, an RMO who used to work as an analyst for TSLAC contacted us about some materials he had collected from his time here, and wondered if we would like to have them as items of historical interest. Being who we are, we enthusiastically said yes! A box arrived shortly after, an absolute treasure trove…

April is RIM Month AND National Poetry Month

In 1995, it started as a day. Then it expanded to a week. In 2003, it became a whole month. What am I cryptically referring to? Records and Information Management Month, a month-long observance to highlight the importance and purpose of managing information and to recognize those working in the profession. RIM Month is led…

FAQ: How Can I Set Up an Email Filing System?

Setting up a filing system for your emails is a huge step in managing those sometimes insurmountable inboxes. However, sometimes those filing systems are as difficult to manage as the inboxes themselves, if folders are created on-the-fly or as seemingly needed for specific emails. One way to avoid this is by developing a filing system…

Records Management Spotlight On: Dallas ISD

Do you have a records management success story that you would like to share?  Email us at slrminfo@tsl.texas.gov and you could be featured on our blog! When Chris Stone began working for Dallas Independent School District in 1999, the records center was located on the sixth floor of an old Proctor and Gamble soap factory. …