Off the Record: Blockchain

By Brianna Cochran and Anne Poulos Tune in monthly for a curated collection of articles we found interesting on a broad range of topics; some which are directly related to records management and others which might share common themes. While we did not write these articles, we are happy to share them with our subscribers.…

New Webinar: Interstate Correspondence

Hit the road with analysts Andrew and Erica as they go beyond Texas to explore how different states categorize their correspondence. File this in the “fun” category. Premiered originally at NAGARA’S 2020 Summer Forum, this webinar presents research on how correspondence is managed in government records management programs across the country. Real-world examples of correspondence-related…

David Gracy

Nor Is This All

In late September, we lost an iconic figure in the library and archives field. TSLAC Director Mark Smith shared his thoughts on the Director’s Report blog, but we wanted to add a little more context on how Dr. David Gracy impacted our work in the records management unit. Andrew’s Thoughts: The legacy that Dr. Gracy…

Off the Record: Unlawful Disposition

Tune in monthly for a curated collection of articles we found interesting on a broad range of topics, some which are directly related to records management and others which might share common themes. No, we didn’t write these articles—hence the name of this series, “Off the Record”—but fortunately, we didn’t need to in order to…

TSLAC Zoom Backgrounds

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has released a group of custom Zoom backgrounds featuring scenes from the State Library and Archives. They are free to download and may be used by the public. These 26 new background options include both indoor and outdoor scenes from the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library…

Off the Record: Cybersecurity and COVID-19

By Rebecca Hanna, Anne Poulos, and Brady Cox Tune in monthly for a curated collection of articles we found interesting on a broad range of topics, some which are directly related to records management and others which might share common themes. No, we didn’t write these articles—hence the name of this series, “Off the Record”—but…

A Day in the SLRM Teleworking Life

Since March 17, 2020, the Records Management Assistance team has been primarily working from home to maximize social distancing measures. We all feel very fortunate for the opportunity and resources to do teleworking. We make appearances at the library once a week or so, but otherwise we spend our time answering consulting questions and developing…