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Tips for Folder Structure Design and Cleanup

Shared file environments can be a real challenge to organize and maintain. Below are some tips to help your shared drive structures get into and stay in shape. Consistency Structure and Control Change Management Disposition Shared drives can be chaotic, but they don’t have to be that way. Employing simple techniques like the ones above…

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RIM-Brain: Sci-Fi and Fantasy

You grab your popcorn and snuggle down under a blanket to watch your favorite sci-fi movie or fantasy show. For a moment, you are whisked away from mundane reality—only to be brought back down to earth when the characters seem to be acting out scenes from your own workplace. We call this state of mind:…

Spring Cleaning

It’s April, and that means spring is here! With spring, comes spring cleaning! Out with the old and in with the new. In the Records Management (RM) world that means it’s time to tidy up our records management systems, make sure the team is involved, make sure retention periods are up to date, or start…

e-Records 2022 – Discovering the Path Forward

Much to the excitement of its co-hosts, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC, and the Department of Information Resources (DIR), the e-Records Conference returned to live and in-person attendance on November 18, 2022, for the first time since 2019. That doesn’t mean the conference was exactly the same as it’s always been. One…

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e-Records 2020 Announcement

This year we’re going virtual! Normally by now we’ve announced the date of the annual e-Records conference and started posting presentation details. But 2020 has been anything but a normal year. Due to ongoing public health concerns, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Texas Department of Information Resources have decided to move…