Local Government Records Management Training – Register Now!

Local government classes will be held June 12-13, 2018. Each class is $15. Class size is limited to 24 people so register today! Classes are being held at the Lorenzo de Zavala Library and Archives Building, Tocker Learning Center, 1201 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701. Local Government Classes Introduction to Records Management – Full Day…

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FAQ: What does “obsolete” mean on the retention schedules?

When you read TSLAC’s local government retention schedules (“local schedules”), you may notice the word “obsolete” pops up in lots of different places. Some folks ask us what we mean when we say obsolete. Obsolete generally refers to a record that is no longer active. How your records management program must treat an obsolete record…

Recap of NAGARA Winter Regional Forum 2018

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) started a new initiative in 2017: organizing regional forums that provide live professional development opportunities to federal, state and local government employees around the country. Austin, Texas was lucky enough to land the winter regional forum this year, and on January 26, 78 attendees from…

Strategies to Protect your Records from Ransomware

Over the past several years, cyber criminals have hacked into records management systems at the federal, state, and local levels. Once the criminals gain access to the system, they plant a virus, causing problems when trying to retrieve records from these systems. The virus is a malicious string of software known as ransomware because after…

Coming Up: NAGARA 2018 Winter Regional Forum

Join us on Friday, January 26 in Georgetown, TX for the 2018 Winter Regional Forum hosted by the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA). Several TSLAC employees from our division as well as our archivists helped plan this exciting day of training sessions located in our own backyard. Themes for the program…

e-Records 2017: Video and Wrap Up

To close out this year’s e-Records Conference coverage, here is a listing of all the session recaps and a video produced by TSLAC’s Communications team. We hope you enjoyed the conference and look forward to next year! Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2017 website. Information Governance: Take Control and Succeed…