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Archives Month: Web Archive (WARC) File Format

It’s October, which means that it is once again time to celebrate American Archives Month! Throughout this month, the records management assistance unit will be taking a closer look into multidisciplinary issues that require input from both records managers and archivists—collaboration between these two professions is the key to solving many RIM-related obstacles. First on…

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…

Creating Records At Home, Part III: Various Devices

Previously, we discussed Creating Records at Home, Part I: Microsoft Teams and Part 2: Zoom. In this article, we’re going to discuss the hypothetical situation of a records manager’s worst nightmare come true: employees creating records outside of the office’s network. A best practice for efficient managers is to analyze hypothetical risk to know how…

Off the Record: Blockchain

By Brianna Cochran and Anne Poulos Tune in monthly for a curated collection of articles we found interesting on a broad range of topics; some which are directly related to records management and others which might share common themes. While we did not write these articles, we are happy to share them with our subscribers.…

What Happens to Electronic Records in the Archives?

The Archives and Information Services division at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has a sophisticated electronic records processes.  Many agencies who submit their records to the Archives, may not know how their records are incorporated into TSLAC’s archival inventory. During e-Records 2020 Brian Thomas, an Electronic Records Specialist at TSLAC, presented “What…