e-Records 2021: Call for Presentations Extended

Update: The deadline for submitting a presentation proposal for the 2021 e-Records Conference has been extended to Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Check out our previous blog post for details about submitting your proposal. Keep up-to-date on all event information at the conference web page:https://www.tsl.texas.gov/slrm/training/erecords2021 Thanks! And we’ll see you online in November! 1

e-Records 2021 Call for Presentations

The annual e-Records conference is online again this year! The conference is the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17 and the morning of Thursday, November 18. Our theme is Accelerating Towards the Texas of Tomorrow. This event is organized by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and co-sponsored with the Texas Department of Information…

Laptop displaying opening title slide for Records Management Basics

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.…

An Interview With Barry Primes

Recently, TSLAC Government Information Analyst Joslyn Ceasar had the opportunity to talk to a record and  information professional with extensive experience in and knowledge of the records management field. Barry Primes has spent 30 years in records management in the federal, local, military, and private sectors. Recently, Primes moved to Houston after retiring from the…

BZ years

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…

RIM-brain at the Movies, Part II

Ah, working from home! A great time to enjoy the creature comforts of our dwellings. But when your workplace is also your leisure space, wires can be crossed and you may develop what I’m calling “RIM-Brain.” A leisure activity like watching movies takes on larger implications as the RIM-Brain takes over. In short, some of…