FAQ: Can I destroy a paper original after scanning?

Of all the FAQs we get, this might be the most FAQiest of them all! Both local governments and state agencies want to know if they ‘go paperless’—if they digitize their essential records—can they get rid of the original paper or film copies? Yes! Records management laws and rules applicable to state agencies and local…

Disposition 101 Webinar Now Available

We are very excited to announce the newly revamped Disposition 101 webinar, which is now available on our website along with several other free records management webinars and supplemental resources. Check out the Disposition 101 webinar page for the video recording, handouts and a certificate of completion. This webinar is for state agency and local…

FAQ: How does web archiving fit into records management?

Web archiving involves using software to take periodic snapshots to preserve as much data as you need about your organization’s website, including any associated metadata. These snapshots will allow you to track and to document even the slightest changes made to the website. The benefits are that this practice shows your records management program: is…

Telecommunication and Records

These days, the word “telecommunication” or, as it’s more commonly referred, “telecommuting” is something everyone is hearing. But what is telecommuting anyway, and how does it apply to records management? Telecommunication means communication over a distance by telephone, cable, or broadcasting.  For most people, this means working from home on a desktop or laptop computer.…

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TSLAC Plan for Services During COVID-19 Health Situation

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is taking several actions to promote public safety, mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (corona virus), and maintain our high standards for public service. In accordance with the guidance of the Office of the Governor and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, TSLAC has implemented a…

Proposed Changes to the State RRS

The proposed amendments to §6.10(a) update the Texas State Records Retention Schedule (RRS), which will be adopted as an administrative rule of the Commission. Details about the proposed revisions are published in the February 14 issue of the Texas Register. To view the full proposed retention schedule, as well as a marked up draft and…