Andrew’s Favorite Retention Series: Software Programs

In this blog series, TSLAC analysts highlight and extol the virtues of their favorite record series. Across 12 local retention schedules and 152 certified and unique state agency retention schedules, there are a lot of series to choose from for your favorite. My favorite holds an incredibly special place in my heart, for this series…

e-Records 2019: Slay the Public Records Request Dragons

How can your organization improve the way in handles public records requests to avoid lawsuits? How well do you keep up to date with legislative changes that affect your organization’s records management and public records request program? One of several information sessions that were given during the e-Records 2019 Conference on November 15, 2019 was…

Off the Record: Texting

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. No, we didn’t write these articles —hence the name of this series, “Off the Record”— but fortunately, we didn’t need to in…

FAQ: What is a record regarding government or agency websites?

By law, any information that an elected official, a government employee, or a state employee handles that correlates with the definitions explained in State Agency Bulletin 4 and in Local Government Bulletin D is a record. In other words, the format that an organization uses to distribute or to collect information does not change the…

Managing Social Media Webinar Recording on YouTube

Now Available: Social Media Webinar Recording

Thank you to the over 200 viewers who attended our webinar on Managing Social Media Records last month! It’s fantastic to see that so many local governments and state agencies have an interest in capturing their social media records and managing their disposition.  We had some fine questions from the audience, and it was a…

Tools TSLAC Uses To Access and Make Available Older Formats

If you’ve ever taken our Managing Electronic Records class or perused our electronic records webinars, you’re aware that a major responsibility for storing records electronically is providing continuous access to those records throughout their life cycle. In our courses, we offer several strategies for providing continuous access, one of which involves holding onto older hardware…

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…