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RIM-Brain: Records of Christmas Past

There’s nothing like the holiday season to get you thinking about history and traditions. But have you ever pondered the of role government records in documenting yuletide events? A recent history documentary sparked some Christmassy RIM-brain for me. It’s beginning to look a lot like records and information management (RIM) everywhere you go! In the…

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Remarkable Records: Cemeteries

By Michelle Johnson Managing local government cemetery records can be a spooky business. Texas legislative code is positively haunted with regulations for cemetery operations! We often hear from municipality and county records managers asking, “Am I the custodian of this cemetery record?” Although cemetery record series all have permanent retention periods, it is important to…

Local Government Records Storage Standards Take Effect April 7, 2015

Standards for the storage of local government records take effect on April 7, 2015. These standards are published as Local Government Bulletin F: Records Storage Standards and are available at this address: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/slrm/recordspubs/lgbullf.html. These standards establish mandatory minimum storage conditions for permanent records and historic court records, and offer optional enhanced conditions for all local…