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. …

e-Records Conference 2015: Rock, Bamboo, or Sponge?

This is the fourth post of a multi-part recap of the 2015 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2015 website. Often, when we talk about implementing new strategies and systems for records management, we think of the implications that such innovations can have: procedures may change, business processes could…

e-Records Conference 2015: Volume, Velocity, and Variety

The 15th Annual e-Records Conference, hosted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), was held on November 17th in Austin. This was our biggest conference yet, with over 420 state and local government employees attending to learn new information about the management of electronic records.…

Using Personal Email for Government Business is a Bad Idea – Here’s Why

We’ve all recently read about several government officials using personal email accounts or email servers to conduct government business.  But they are not alone by any means – a recent survey of 412 high-level government employees conducted by Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Meeting Group revealed that approximately one-third of the employees surveyed said they sometimes…

Infolinx: We’re Rolling Out a New System

Regular readers of this blog may remember that we announced that we had begun development of a new physical records management, training, retention schedule, billing, and imaging software system with Infolinx System Solutions in January 2014.  We’re happy to announce that we are nearing completion of the new system.  We’ve been working diligently with Infolinx’s…