Scene from band 'The Killers' All the Things I've Done music video with edits to add a printer, staple remover, and removed paperclips.

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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Filing Crash Course: Classification Schemes

A thoughtful filing system can save a lot of time and tears when it comes to retention and disposition. However, designing and implementing such a system is no mean feat. Seasoned records management officers (RMOs) and newly-minted records custodians alike often struggle with this task. “How,” you may ask yourself, “is it possible to store…

RIM-brain at the Movies, Part II

Ah, working from home! A great time to enjoy the creature comforts of our dwellings. But when your workplace is also your leisure space, wires can be crossed and you may develop what I’m calling “RIM-Brain.” A leisure activity like watching movies takes on larger implications as the RIM-Brain takes over. In short, some of…

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TSLAC Plan for Services During COVID-19 Health Situation

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is taking several actions to promote public safety, mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (corona virus), and maintain our high standards for public service. In accordance with the guidance of the Office of the Governor and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, TSLAC has implemented a…

Andrew’s Favorite Retention Series: Software Programs

In this blog series, TSLAC analysts highlight and extol the virtues of their favorite record series. Across 12 local retention schedules and 152 certified and unique state agency retention schedules, there are a lot of series to choose from for your favorite. My favorite holds an incredibly special place in my heart, for this series…