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…

Tracking Bills in the 2021 Legislative Session

The determination of retention periods is based on a review of the administrative, fiscal, legal, and historical value of the information being created or received in the course of conducting business. Every legislative session, lawmakers propose a multitude of measures that affect the management of existing records or create new types of records. This year…

compliance webinar

New Webinar: Achieving Compliance

Announcing our powered-up compliance webinar to help your office in the fight against non-compliance! If you work for a local government and have interacted with us, there’s a good chance you’ve heard us talk about whether or not you’re “in compliance.” We can make it sound more fun and call it the paperwork polka, the…