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E-Discovery Day

Join the records management assistance unit in celebrating E-Discovery Day on Friday, December 3, 2021! Put on your records management hat, pull on your information governance boots, and get in the spirit of the day by checking out these e-discovery resources. What is E-Discovery? ARMA International defines e-discovery as “the process of identifying, locating, securing,…

Electronic Records Day 2021

Electronic Records Day 2021

Today we celebrate Electronic Records Day, which raises awareness about the crucial need to manage and preserve government electronic records (e-records). The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) provides free informational resources, graphics, and webinars related to Electronic Records Day on their website. We like to raise awareness of the challenges of managing e-records throughout the…

Welcome

Adding to Our Team

The records management assistance team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission welcomes a new analyst this month. Read more about Michelle Johnson, who is now the point of contact for local governments in the Central region of Texas. The Central region is comprised of the following counties: BastropBellBlancoBosqueBrownBurnetCaldwellColemanCoryellFalls Fayette HillFreestoneGillespieHamiltonHaysLampasasLeeLimestoneLlano MasonMcCullochMcLennanMilamMillsNavarroSan SabaTravisWilliamson To…

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Remote Training for State Agencies and Local Governments!

We are excited to announce that we will be conducting free introductory records management classes via Zoom for state agencies and local governments on: State Agencies: Records Management Basics Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CT) – Register here! Local Governments: Records Management Basics Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.…

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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Bonnie Will Find There

In my first few years at TSLAC, I wasn’t sure about my path as a librarian veering off in the direction of Records and Information Management. I had experience in the field in both the private and government sectors, but I didn’t know if the work felt really satisfying. Reviewing and approving retention schedules was not among…

Remarkable Records

Remarkable Records: A New Blog Series!

In January of 2020, before the year that would become remarkable, we published an article intending to kick off a new series of blog posts about different types of records found on state and local retention schedules that we find particularly interesting or curious. In his discussion about the succinctness of the retention period for…