New Year’s Cleanup

You don’t have to – and probably shouldn’t! – use the trendy KonMari method of cleaning and organizing when it comes to managing government records. We can’t exactly apply the principle of whether or not a record ‘sparks joy’, because if that were the case, the public would be very upset about how much we…

e-Records 2018: Tackle Tough E-Records Challenges

Another e-Records Conference is in the books! We more than met expectations this year with over 350 people in attendance representing about 60 state agencies, 61 local government entities, and 22 vendors. We also had 23 speakers providing 12 educational sessions (the most sessions ever!) focused on this year’s theme of tackling tough e-records challenges…

History of the State Records Center

The history of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission began in the 1830s when Texas was still a Republic. In 1909, the Texas Library and Historical Commission was created to direct the State Library, aid and encourage public libraries, and collect materials related to Texas history. In 1947, the Texas Legislature established a program…

FAQ Redux: How long do I keep email?

A long time ago (relative to our blog’s history), we published the first of many frequently-asked-question articles about retention of email. The answer we give today when people ask how long to keep email is still the same (“it depends!”), but we have since published many more articles dissecting the topic. Today, we’ve compiled a…

e-Records Conference: Price Increase on October 26!

Reminder to register now and save $25 on your registration fee! Early registration fee is $65. After October 26, price will increase to $90, if space is still available. Register for this year’s conference here. Be sure to visit the conference website to read more about the exciting lineup and this year’s exhibitors. About e-Records 2018…