Presenting Records Management to Archivists (using The Force)

By Angela Ossar, Government Information Analyst Last month, I had the huge pleasure of traveling to New Orleans, LA to present a session at the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) annual conference. The Society is the regional archives association for 6 member states: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The theme of the…

Georgia Archives, on Our Minds

Originally posted on September 18 on TSLAC’s Library Developments blog by Christina Manz. As the American Archives Month of October draws near, the state archives of one of our country’s original colonies is making news. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued a somber press release last Thursday regarding the reduction of public access, and archives staff, due to budget cuts.…

Digital newspaper archive delivered to Carrizo Springs

By Angela Ossar, Government Information Analyst TSLAC’s Gilberto Herrera and Andy Puente recently returned from delivering the archive of the Carrizo Springs Javelin to their offices in Carrizo Springs, Texas, a town 117 miles southwest of San Antonio and roughly 45 miles from the Texas-Mexico border.  The Javelin employed TSLAC’s Imaging Services department to create…

New webinar for state agencies: “Understanding the Texas State Archives”

The Texas State Archives preserves and documents the heritage and culture of Texas by identifying, collecting, and making available for research the permanently valuable official records of Texas government. State agencies play an important role in ensuring that these records are transferred to the Texas State Archives once they’ve met their retention periods.  But what is…

Digital Archives Program at the General Land Office

By Jan Ferrari, Government Information Analyst Good records management procedures support digital archives programs. To that end, I have visited the Texas General Land Office (GLO) a few times in the past to see the wonderful map collections, but also to gain a better understanding of their digital archives program. Susan Dorsey, their Director of Technical Services,…