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…

Free Shred Day – Austin Area

The time has come to declutter your home and save space while protecting your information. Best of all, it’s FREE! Did you know, at most, you only need to hold onto past tax returns documents for 7 years after initial filing? If you have confidential paper documents, or even just boxes and boxes of non-confidential information,…

A Day in the SLRM Life

Welcome to a new series that we (myself in particular) hope to continue throughout the year in between more serious posts about hot topics like records management policies for e-records and security breaches. A glimpse into a day in the life of a State and Local Records Management (SLRM) team member. It has probably crossed…

TSLAC’s Turn

State agencies in Texas are required to undergo an agency wide assessment and review every 12 years. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s turn is in 2019. To prepare for the review TSLAC will conduct a self assessment this year. Part of this process is to get feedback from our stakeholders and constituents. If…