State Records Center

 Author: Michael Shea Frequently Asked Questions, and Some Questions that have never been asked about the State Records Center. Here are the answers to some of the FAQs I get from customers and some others that I just made up. How many records do you store there? This answer changes every time I hear the…

RM History: The Cow Barn

Before there was a State Records Center, there was… a cow barn! It was pretty much antithetical to our current Records Storage Standards (published as Bulletin F); a small building with a dirt floor on the grounds of the Austin State Hospital was where ‘out-of-date’ records were stored during that period of time. But the…

Congrats to Pat Williams and Chris Burton

Two of our team members at the State Records Center were honored at the last Employee Recognition Ceremony for their hard work and dedication. Patricia Williams, Darkroom Technician, was honored for her 40 years of service with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and Chris Burton, Records Center Specialist, was recognized as Employee of…

What does it take to be a Records Management Officer?

Being a Records Management Officer (RMO) can seem like a huge undertaking. Being in charge of all of your organization’s records? Making sure your organization is abiding by records management laws? Protecting your organization from an audit? As RMO, you do have a great deal of power and responsibility. What are the main functions of…

Mr. Right, Mr. Ralph Wright

Author: Michael Shea Ralph Wright started working at the SRC when Ronald Reagan just began the first term of his presidency. The Empire Strikes Back was the big Star Wars film du jour of the day and Disco was seemingly here forever.  Any of you who have called our circulation desk has likely interacted with…

Infolinx: We’re Rolling Out a New System

Regular readers of this blog may remember that we announced that we had begun development of a new physical records management, training, retention schedule, billing, and imaging software system with Infolinx System Solutions in January 2014.  We’re happy to announce that we are nearing completion of the new system.  We’ve been working diligently with Infolinx’s…

Call Me, Maybe?

Author: Michael Shea We recently upgraded our antiquated (retro? throwback? vintage?) phone system at the State Records Center. We are now on the Capital Complex Phone System. However, to move to the new system we had to change all of our numbers. (We wanted to go with cell phones so we could keep our old…

Infolinx Update: Let’s Get Functional

This is the second in a series of articles that will be written by different members of the team who are involved in the implementation of Infolinx. This article was written by Erica Wilson, Government Information Analyst. It’s been a while since we broke the news about Infolinx: our new records center storage, retention schedule,…