Using Personal Email for Government Business is a Bad Idea – Here’s Why

We’ve all recently read about several government officials using personal email accounts or email servers to conduct government business.  But they are not alone by any means – a recent survey of 412 high-level government employees conducted by Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Meeting Group revealed that approximately one-third of the employees surveyed said they sometimes…

eRecords Conference 2013: Better TOMA Compliance through Electronic Posting

This is the third post of a multi-part recap of the 2013 e-Records Conference. Some presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2013 website. By Angela Ossar, Government Information Analyst Jannette Goodall and Bob Guz’s presentation underscored one of the major takeaways of the keynote speech: when you’re successful, don’t keep…

e-Records 2012: Texts, Emails, and the Texas Public Information Act

This article is the third in a series of recaps of the 2012 e-Records Conference, a conference dedicated to electronic records management that has been co-sponsored by TSLAC and the Department of Information Resources since 2000. Presentations from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2012 website. By Angela Ossar, Government Information Analyst In…

Georgia Archives, on Our Minds

Originally posted on September 18 on TSLAC’s Library Developments blog by Christina Manz. As the American Archives Month of October draws near, the state archives of one of our country’s original colonies is making news. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued a somber press release last Thursday regarding the reduction of public access, and archives staff, due to budget cuts.…