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…

How does web archiving fit into records management?

Web archiving involves using software to take periodic snapshots to preserve as much data as you need about your organization’s website, including any associated metadata. These snapshots will allow you to track and to document even the slightest changes made to the website. The benefits are that this practice shows your records management program: is…

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…

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…

FAQ: Who is the custodian of this record?

Key Terms: Skip to: Case Sampling Main Takeaway Policy Tip Take a moment to think about the business activities of your state or local government. What examples come to mind for times when there might be more than one custodian for the same record? In such a case, what policies and procedures does your government…