eRecords 2018: Panel Discussions on Preservation and Protecting the Bits

At the eRecords Conference, a diverse group of RMOs and records managers from the State Agency Coordinating Committee (SACC) Records Management Subcommittee joined up to have a conversation about how they are tackling records management issues and preservation in their respective agencies. Moderator Christi Brisky from the Department of Information Resources was joined by panelists…

Donuts, Dinos, and Records: COSA/NAGARA/SAA 2018

A few weeks ago Megan Carey and I were lucky enough to travel to attend the Joint Annual Meeting of Council of State Archivists (COSA), National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and Society of American Archivists (SAA). Every four years, these organizations come together and host a large joint conference in Washington,…

RIM Month Fun: Emoji Records Management

Emoji Records Retention Schedule At some point in the introduction to records management training courses for both local governments and state agencies we discuss what the different retention codes on the retention schedules mean. Normally it looks and goes something like this:         We say it’s time for a little update. Better…

UPDATED State Records Management Education Materials

We are pleased to announce the State Records Management Education Materials have been updated and are available on the Records Management Interagency Coordinating Council (RMICC) website. In 2014, RMICC identified a need to broadly disseminate information about records management requirements at state agencies and universities. Also, the council determined a need for a second document…

Migration: How to Begin and Where to Go

Given the fast-paced nature of technology and how quickly systems and formats can reach obsolescence, inevitably state agencies need to migrate agency information, data, and records to newer systems and devices. Whenever TSLAC receives inquiries on this topic, it’s a Catch-22; the analysts exist to help and guide state agencies on records management, however the…

Cleaning Up Your Shared Drive

At their best, networked shared drives cut down on filing cabinets, multiple copies and versions of documents, and frantic conversations about where a record copy is. Shared drives can provide a communal space that increases efficiency and collaboration. They also help with version control, access control, and keeping records backed up to a server. However,…