NAGARA Webinar for Local Governments

Building Local Government Collections This webinar – hosted by the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) – will detail the process of archival review and appraisal of records created by a government entity and those donated by the public. Date & Time: Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 1PM – 2PM EST Overview: Local government…

I’m leaving home!

Author: Michael Shea Greetings Texas records movers and shakers. I have an announcement – I will be leaving the State Records Center on 4/19 to start a new position at the Texas Workforce Commission. First, it has been an honor to be the State Records Center Manager over the last seven plus years. It is…

Free Emergency Planning Workshop Series

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is offering in 2019 a series of professional development opportunities to equip those caring for archival materials with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience needed to prepare repositories for threats and recover damaged collections. THRAB has contracted with Cultural Heritage Preservation Consultant Rebecca Elder to teach two 90-minute…

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes to the Schedules

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently published revised editions of 4 local retention schedules concerning juvenile records retention: CC/Records of County Clerks, DC/Records of District Clerks, LC/Records of Lower Courts, and PS/Records of Public Safety (see previous blog post). Below, find a TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) abridged list of the changes. Court…

April is RIM Month

We had to wait until April 2nd to post this, because RIM month is NO JOKE! But we do have a few fun blog posts planned for this industry-related celebration, so stay tuned. Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) is celebrated internationally for the month of April to promote the RIM profession and to highlight…

Revisions to Juvenile Records Series – Effective March 25, 2019

Revisions to Local Schedules CC, DC, LC, and PS, concerning juvenile records will be effective March 25, 2019. The revised schedules are published for adoption in the March 22, 2019 issue of the Texas Register. The new schedules supersedes the older editions. Please note other sections of the schedules have not been revised at this…