policy

New Policy Template for Local Governments

WHEREUNTO, the policy models of yore have duly met the minimum retention period for administrative value. HEREBY, the Records Management Assistance unit has produced an updated policy template for non-elected local governments to use! For most of the last decade TSLAC offered 4 different policy models for any local government to use to satisfy the…

Off the Record: E-Signature Edition

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…

Unwrapping the Archives

When most people think of archives, the first thing that comes to mind is Indiana Jones swinging on vines and storing artifacts in giant rooms. While that is an interesting popular image, the archives and archivists here at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are the protectors of documented history. The State Archives…

Remote Training for Local Governments!

We are excited to announce that we will be conducting free introductory records management classes via Zoom for local governments on: Local Governments: Records Management Basics Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – 9:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Central) – Register here! Register for classes by clicking on the links above! These classes will be free for local government employees…

Records Managers vs. Archivists – What’s the Difference?

To say goodbye to October, Archives Month, we think it’s time to explore the differences between the Records Management and Archives disciplines. Is it an unceasing rivalry, a harmonious friendship, or perhaps a little of both? Do records managers know anything about archival science? Do archivists even think about records managers? In 1971, records manager…