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All the Things That I Learned: Imaging Project

The following information is based on my experience per my assigned roles on an internship project that consisted of following a Record Management Officer’s (RMO) procedures to convert physical records to electronic, implement consistent and clear file naming systems, and properly dispose of confidential records. I worked coincide with other team members. My term was…

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Debut of the Texas State University Records Retention Schedule (URRS): 2nd Edition, and the Texas State Records Retention Schedule (RRS): Revised 5th Edition

On July 18, 2022, the newest editions of the Texas State Records Retention Schedule (RRS) and the Texas State University Records Retention Schedule (URRS) went live! The amendments to 13 TAC §6.10(a-b) are adopted as an administrative rules of the commission – see the full official announcement on the Texas Register. For state agency and…

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e-Records 2022 Call for Presentations

Proposals due August 5. The annual e-Records Conference will be held in person at the Commons Conference Center in Austin, Texas, on Friday, November 18. The theme this year is Discovering the Path Forward. This event is organized by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and co-sponsored with the Texas Department of Information…

Information Disaster Plan

Creation and maintenance of an information management disaster plan is a never-ending task. While it can be cumbersome, hard to obtain buy-in, and require an upfront cost, it is one of the most important documents that your office can create. Protecting your information is protecting your assets. You will be able to continue operations and…

Electronic Records, Third-Party Systems, and Contracts

(Authors: Maria Freed and Sarah Swanson) ⚠Content Disclaimer The guidance provided below does not constitute legal advice. Instead, it is intended to provide general information as a resource for records management teams. Take a moment to think about the systems your local government or agency uses to manage its electronic records. What would your ideal…

Michelle Johnson

Greetings, my name is Michelle Johnson. I joined the State and Local Records Management Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as a Government Information Analyst in summer of 2021. I am from north Texas and stayed close to home for my education, earning both a Master of Library and Information Science and…

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Information Governance and the Records Lifecycle

by Erica Rice When we talk about records management on this blog, we often use the “R.I.M.” or “RIM” acronym as a shorthand way to refer to the “records and information management” field. Records management (RM) is no longer a siloed discipline; RIM practitioners need to manage records within the entire information landscape of their…