Proposed Changes to the State RRS

The proposed amendments to §6.10(a) update the Texas State Records Retention Schedule (RRS), which will be adopted as an administrative rule of the Commission. Details about the proposed revisions are published in the February 14 issue of the Texas Register. To view the full proposed retention schedule, as well as a marked up draft and…

Thank you, City of Port Arthur!

Last week, Bonnie Zuber and I were given the opportunity to speak to various local entities about managing electronic records. To say it was lively would be an understatement! Thank you all for being engaged with our material and thinking of innovative solutions to managing electronic records. Bonnie and I felt more than welcome by…

A Farewell to SLRM

I started at SLRM at 23 years old with a bad haircut, an eyebrow ring, and a dream: a full-time job that paid me enough to afford rent. I knew nothing about records management, didn’t even know it was a discipline, and had no idea where my birth certificate was. I was kind of a…

eRecords 2019: Using ECM Tools and Embracing Digitization

To wrap up our 2019 eRecords blog recaps, we’ll look at two more sessions that discussed how to use software to streamline the management of government records. Using ECM Tools to Streamline Court Order and Subpoena Processing John Rokenbrod is an educator and self-proclaimed “jack of all trades”. He works for the Bryan Independent School…

eRecords 2019: Strategic Allies: Archiving at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Learning about working together to create a streamlined database was illustrated beautifully by Catherine Bell and Liz O’Brien in their talk, “Strategic Allies: Archiving at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department“, using Portfolio.  Portfolio is a management software designed to streamline data.  Bell and O’Brien used this database to streamline access of data between divisions within…