Mark Myers At E-records 2016 Conference

e-Records 2016 Conference Sessions Recap: “Accessing the Texas Digital Archive” and “Enterprise Information Management in SharePoint 2016”

This is the second post of a multi-part recap of the 2016 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2016 website. “Accessing the Texas Digital Archive” – Mark Myers, Senior Electronic Records Specialist at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission In creating the Texas Digital Archive, TSLAC strove to…

What Records Should Be Considered for Back-up Tapes?

Of all the records that your office creates, very few warrant the creation of back-up tapes and those that do will typically be an essential record. In short, essential records are usually records that are necessary to conduct emergency responses, to resume or continue operations,and to protect the safety and rights of residents. Other records…

Cleaning Up Your Shared Drive

At their best, networked shared drives cut down on filing cabinets, multiple copies and versions of documents, and frantic conversations about where a record copy is. Shared drives can provide a communal space that increases efficiency and collaboration. They also help with version control, access control, and keeping records backed up to a server. However,…

Social Media: Benefits and Challenges

Last year, a Confederate Muster Roll from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission reached an audience of 175. Normally, historical artifacts like this list of officers and soldiers are viewed by researchers or visitors to the library, who often do so individually. Through the power of Instagram, TSLAC is able to extend its holdings…

Records Custodian

Records Custodians: Why It’s a Great Idea to Appoint Them

In the past two weeks, we’ve talked about the duties of a Records Management Officer and how  important it is for them to identify allies in the workplace. It’s unlikely that the Records Management Officer can realistically keep track of every single record at all times. How do you handle this? You need to know…

Books on a Shelf

Upcoming Webinar: Storage and Preservation of Paper Records

You have a sneaking suspicion that your local government is not quite up to snuff when it comes to your legal responsibility to properly store paper records. You’ve seen a few boxes sitting on the floor and have often wondered if those fire sprinklers even work. You’re almost positive that you heard a mouse skittering…

What does it take to be a Records Management Officer?

Being a Records Management Officer (RMO) can seem like a huge undertaking. Being in charge of all of your organization’s records? Making sure your organization is abiding by records management laws? Protecting your organization from an audit? As RMO, you do have a great deal of power and responsibility. What are the main functions of…