David Gracy

Nor Is This All

In late September, we lost an iconic figure in the library and archives field. TSLAC Director Mark Smith shared his thoughts on the Director’s Report blog, but we wanted to add a little more context on how Dr. David Gracy impacted our work in the records management unit. Andrew’s Thoughts: The legacy that Dr. Gracy…

A Day in the SLRM Teleworking Life

Since March 17, 2020, the Records Management Assistance team has been primarily working from home to maximize social distancing measures. We all feel very fortunate for the opportunity and resources to do teleworking. We make appearances at the library once a week or so, but otherwise we spend our time answering consulting questions and developing…

Thank You, El Paso CAD

Last week three TSLAC Government Information Analysts were given the opportunity to travel as far from Austin as you possibly can without leaving the state of Texas. We visited the El Paso Central Appraisal District to conduct two days of records management training. What fun! El Paso is a beautiful place filled with big-hearted people.…

Tools TSLAC Uses To Access and Make Available Older Formats

If you’ve ever taken our Managing Electronic Records class or perused our electronic records webinars, you’re aware that a major responsibility for storing records electronically is providing continuous access to those records throughout their life cycle. In our courses, we offer several strategies for providing continuous access, one of which involves holding onto older hardware…

De-Duplicating Software: An Introduction

One of the most useful tools in managing electronic records is de-duplication software. Is it right for your government? In short, de-duplication software can be used to analyze electronic records to determine if there are duplicates in a drive or folder. There are countless versions of this class of software available online. Some will charge,…