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Reminder! New Webinar Series: Social Media Records

Have you checked out our brand new social media webinar series? If not, now is a great time! We are halfway through this series, and the first four installments are available now on our webinar page. We will continue to post a new video every other Wednesday through September 7. This series seeks to answer…

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New Webinar Series: Social Media Records

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our first mini-webinar series, all about social media records! The series will include eight short instruction videos, with a new video going live on our webinar page every other Wednesday, starting today. Hundreds of local governments and state agencies across Texas rely on the ubiquity of…

How to Amend a State Agency Retention Schedule

Sometimes as a state agency records management officer (RMO), you may find that your certified state agency records retention schedule needs to be updated before the next recertification is due. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has a process for this called a schedule amendment. It is similar to the process for submitting…

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RIM Styles: Take the Quiz to Find Yours

As public servants, records and information management (RIM) is a simple fact of life—statute applies to us all. However, regulation does not imply homogeneity, and RIM programs are as unique as the entities that create them. April is RIM month, and we at TSLAC want to take a moment to celebrate all the different RIM…

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Filing Crash Course: Classification Schemes

A thoughtful filing system can save a lot of time and tears when it comes to retention and disposition. However, designing and implementing such a system is no mean feat. Seasoned records management officers (RMOs) and newly-minted records custodians alike often struggle with this task. “How,” you may ask yourself, “is it possible to store…