1010: Electronic Records Day 2018

Happy 1010! Today we celebrate Electronic Records Day, which raises awareness about the crucial need to manage and preserve government electronic records. CoSA State Electronic Records Initiative’s Advocacy and Outreach Subcommittee has developed several informational resources available on their website: https://www.statearchivists.org/programs/state-electronic-records-initiative/electronic-records-day/electronic-records-day-promotional-materials/. We like to raise awareness of the challenges of managing eRecords throughout the year,…

Change in Law Affecting Retention of Precinct Election Records

Some of you may remember when we published this article, informing local government records management officers of a change to Election Code establishing a 6-month retention period for precinct election records not involving a federal office, while those involving federal offices retained a 22-month retention period. However, S.B. 5, passed during the 85th Legislature, repealed…

Texas Archives Month and Electronic Records Day

Mark your calendars! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) are offering a bountiful harvest of free and low-cost learning opportunities in October. Whether you prefer learning at a live event or from your desk, there are resources available for you, your colleagues, and your agency…

e-Records Conference 2018: Registration Open!

e-Records 2018 – Friday, November 16, 2018 Registration is open to state agency and local government staff for the 2018 e-Records Conference. Visit the conference website to REGISTER and to read more about the exciting lineup and exhibitors. Be sure to register as soon as possible. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues. Seats filled…

Donuts, Dinos, and Records: COSA/NAGARA/SAA 2018

A few weeks ago Megan Carey and I were lucky enough to travel to attend the Joint Annual Meeting of Council of State Archivists (COSA), National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and Society of American Archivists (SAA). Every four years, these organizations come together and host a large joint conference in Washington,…