e-Records 2018: Tackle Tough E-Records Challenges

Another e-Records Conference is in the books! We more than met expectations this year with over 350 people in attendance representing about 60 state agencies, 61 local government entities, and 22 vendors. We also had 23 speakers providing 12 educational sessions (the most sessions ever!) focused on this year’s theme of tackling tough e-records challenges…

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,…

History of the State Records Center

The history of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission began in the 1830s when Texas was still a Republic. In 1909, the Texas Library and Historical Commission was created to direct the State Library, aid and encourage public libraries, and collect materials related to Texas history. In 1947, the Texas Legislature established a program…

FAQ Redux: How long do I keep email?

A long time ago (relative to our blog’s history), we published the first of many frequently-asked-question articles about retention of email. The answer we give today when people ask how long to keep email is still the same (“it depends!”), but we have since published many more articles dissecting the topic. Today, we’ve compiled a…

FAQ: Is Metadata a Part of an Electronic Record or Not?

Recently, we have received many questions about metadata. Most of the inquiries about metadata revolve around two questions – What is metadata and why is it important. The purpose of this article is to discuss whether metadata is part of an electronic record and if so why. So, what is metadata? Metadata is the information…

e-Records Conference: Price Increase on October 26!

Reminder to register now and save $25 on your registration fee! Early registration fee is $65. After October 26, price will increase to $90, if space is still available. Register for this year’s conference here. Be sure to visit the conference website to read more about the exciting lineup and this year’s exhibitors. About e-Records 2018…