e-Records 2018: Digital Transformation for the City of Georgetown

Mergers and acquisitions can be complicated and often will involve a fair amount of records management to achieve the task. This is exactly what the City of Georgetown (CoG) faced when Georgetown Utility and a Special Utility District were merged, relying on the transfer of records and information management to combine all the necessary documents…

3-2-1 Backup Rule

As we all are aware, processes and techniques for managing data are constantly evolving in our industry, following trends and new developments in Information Technology. Backing up essential and/or vital information has gotten easier to do and should be included in everyone’s archiving and data duplication protocols. If you attended our Managing Electronic Records classes,…

e-Records Conference: Price Increase on October 26!

Reminder to register now and save $25 on your registration fee! Early registration fee is $65. After October 26, price will increase to $90, if space is still available. Register for this year’s conference here. Be sure to visit the conference website to read more about the exciting lineup and this year’s exhibitors. About e-Records 2018…

1010: Electronic Records Day 2018

Happy 1010! Today we celebrate Electronic Records Day, which raises awareness about the crucial need to manage and preserve government electronic records. CoSA State Electronic Records Initiative’s Advocacy and Outreach Subcommittee has developed several informational resources available on their website: https://www.statearchivists.org/programs/state-electronic-records-initiative/electronic-records-day/electronic-records-day-promotional-materials/. We like to raise awareness of the challenges of managing eRecords throughout the year,…

Texas Archives Month and Electronic Records Day

Mark your calendars! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) are offering a bountiful harvest of free and low-cost learning opportunities in October. Whether you prefer learning at a live event or from your desk, there are resources available for you, your colleagues, and your agency…

Building the Relationship Between RM and IT

Whether it’s creating and securing electronic records or establishing a process to capture records from social media sites, records managers often find themselves working closely with their Information Technology (IT) Departments. The initial meeting to discuss such issues can be uncomfortable for some, so we’ve solicited the help of three Records Management Officers (RMO) who’ve…

Thank you, City of Brownsville!

Megan Carey and I had the opportunity to visit Brownsville, Texas last week to provide training to city employees. The two day workshop included a morning session of Introduction to Records Management and an afternoon session of Managing Electronic Records for both days. While we were in South Texas, Megan and I enjoyed real authentic…

Guest Blog: Kay Steed, State Agency RMO

We are excited to launch a new blog series featuring records management personnel in Texas sharing their experiences in the field. Let us know if you would like to share your words of wisdom (or humor!) here on The Texas Record and be our next guest blogger. Our first guest blogger is Kay Steed, CRM,…