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…

Local Government Records Management Training – Register Today!

**UPDATE: We have reached capacity and are no longer accepting registrations for August classes. Please email us at rm_trng@tsl.texas.gov to be added to a wait list in the event of any cancellations.   Summer local government classes will be held August 15-16, 2017. Each class is $15. Class size is limited to 20 people so…

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…

Selling Records Management to Your Supervisor

Whether you are new to records management or an experienced records management officer, you all face or have faced the following question: “How do I make records management relevant in my office?” Depending on your office environment, knowing when and how to talk to your office leadership about records management can be challenging. Your peers…

e-Records Conference 2017: Save the date!

e-Records Conference – Austin, TX Friday, November 17, 2017 The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) are pleased to announce plans for this year’s e-Records Conference. The two agencies have co-sponsored the conference since 2000. The event promotes improved electronic records management in Texas government by…

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…

Quick Tips on Disposal of Electronic Records

We know how to dispose of paper records. You can either destroy the records by burning or shredding them. Although these methods of destroying records may have been a viable option in the past, these same methods might not be enough to remove all traces of data from records being stored electronically. Before destroying an electronic…