Shared Drive Cleanup Success Story

This is a guest post by Reference Librarian Mackenzie Ryan from TSLAC’s ARIS division. As part of a wider effort to reorganize and manage the Archives and Information Services (ARIS) division’s shared drive, a committee was formed, and department representatives were assigned to create and implement plans to reorganize and clean up their department’s shared…

New Year’s Cleanup

You don’t have to – and probably shouldn’t! – use the trendy KonMari method of cleaning and organizing when it comes to managing government records. We can’t exactly apply the principle of whether or not a record ‘sparks joy’, because if that were the case, the public would be very upset about how much we…

3-2-1 Backup Rule

As we all are aware, processes and techniques for managing data are constantly evolving in our industry, following trends and new developments in Information Technology. Backing up essential and/or vital information has gotten easier to do and should be included in everyone’s archiving and data duplication protocols. If you attended our Managing Electronic Records classes,…

Building the Relationship Between RM and IT

Whether it’s creating and securing electronic records or establishing a process to capture records from social media sites, records managers often find themselves working closely with their Information Technology (IT) Departments. The initial meeting to discuss such issues can be uncomfortable for some, so we’ve solicited the help of three Records Management Officers (RMO) who’ve…

Benefits and Limitations of Auto Classification in Records Management

As more organizations move from paper to electronic records, records management professionals face more complex challenges in managing these records. In their effort to maintain seamless records management processes within their organization, records managers expressed interest in products that specifically automate key records processes and controls. Records management professionals must ensure that the introduction of…

Guest Blog: Kay Steed, State Agency RMO

We are excited to launch a new blog series featuring records management personnel in Texas sharing their experiences in the field. Let us know if you would like to share your words of wisdom (or humor!) here on The Texas Record and be our next guest blogger. Our first guest blogger is Kay Steed, CRM,…

Electronic Records Resources Now Available

TSLAC updated Bulletin 1: Electronic Records Standards and Procedures in 2017, and since then, we’ve been gathering resources to provide guidance to state agencies trying to fulfill the requirements of the bulletin. The bulletin was rewritten to be intentionally higher-level and broad, to allow for more considerations of electronic records in a general sense, instead…