State Records Center Update – Achievements Unlocked

Howdy Blog Readers! It’s time for an SRC update, whether you want one or not. (OH, YOU WANT ONE) I am decidedly NOT a math guy, though I have to admit that my penchant for numbers has evolved in my position here.  One tool that has been fantastic for my use is our inventory system,…

Proposed Revisions to Local Schedule SD: We Want Your Feedback!

As part of our effort to maintain up-to-date local government records retention schedules, we are currently working to update Local Schedule SD: Records of Public School Districts. We will be presenting a draft to our Commission at a meeting later this year to begin the Local Schedule approval process, but before we begin the official…

A Day in the SLRM Life: Megan Carey

Hello, you haven’t heard from me in awhile. The suspiciously quiet analyst who sits in the first cube that everyone has to walk by any time they leave or enter the SLRM cubicles. I’m sure that my co-workers wonder about my ways; the habits and curious processes that allow me to complete my work. A…

NAGARA 2017 Recap and Vlog

Admittedly, I wasn’t initially excited about attending the annual National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) conference in Boise, ID. That’s partially because attending conferences requires a lot of energy, and I had only been to one NAGARA conference before which was in my own backyard here in Austin. The destination for this…

e-Records Conference 2017: Call for Presentations

This event promotes improved electronic records management in Texas government by bringing together staff responsible for and interested in records management and information technology. Texas technology managers and records managers are working together in new and exciting ways.  From governance initiatives to cloud, here is an opportunity to share your best practices, challenges and lessons…

State Electronic Records Rules: Formal Comment Period Open

State Electronic Records Rules: Formal Comment Period for Updated Rules Begins SLRM announces the proposed repeal of existing State Electronic Records Rules (13 TAC §6.91-6.97) and the proposed adoption of new rules (13 TAC §6.91-6.98).  The repeal and adoption proposals with the new text will appear this Friday, May 26th in the Texas Register for…

Is MP3 Really Dead?

Many news articles in the past week have reported dramatic variants of “MP3 is Dead!”, so we wanted to publish a short post about the topic since it relates to file formats and providing access to e-records. I came across a blog article by a web developer and realized there was more to the story…