1010: Electronic Records Day 2018

Happy 1010! Today we celebrate Electronic Records Day, which raises awareness about the crucial need to manage and preserve government electronic records. CoSA State Electronic Records Initiative’s Advocacy and Outreach Subcommittee has developed several informational resources available on their website: https://www.statearchivists.org/programs/state-electronic-records-initiative/electronic-records-day/electronic-records-day-promotional-materials/. We like to raise awareness of the challenges of managing eRecords throughout the year,…

Change in Law Affecting Retention of Precinct Election Records

Some of you may remember when we published this article, informing local government records management officers of a change to Election Code establishing a 6-month retention period for precinct election records not involving a federal office, while those involving federal offices retained a 22-month retention period. However, S.B. 5, passed during the 85th Legislature, repealed…

e-Records Conference 2018: Registration Open!

e-Records 2018 – Friday, November 16, 2018 Registration is open to state agency and local government staff for the 2018 e-Records Conference. Visit the conference website to REGISTER and to read more about the exciting lineup and exhibitors. Be sure to register as soon as possible. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues. Seats filled…

Thank you, City of Brownsville!

Megan Carey and I had the opportunity to visit Brownsville, Texas last week to provide training to city employees. The two day workshop included a morning session of Introduction to Records Management and an afternoon session of Managing Electronic Records for both days. While we were in South Texas, Megan and I enjoyed real authentic…

Benefits and Limitations of Auto Classification in Records Management

As more organizations move from paper to electronic records, records management professionals face more complex challenges in managing these records. In their effort to maintain seamless records management processes within their organization, records managers expressed interest in products that specifically automate key records processes and controls. Records management professionals must ensure that the introduction of…