e-Records 2017 – “Information Governance: Take Control and Succeed” Conference Recap

The 2017 e-Records conference delivered on all fronts hosting a variety of vendors, local government and state agency representatives and, of course, plenty of staff from the two hosting state agencies: Department of Information Resources (DIR) and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). After a word from each of the hosting agencies executive directors,…

Local Government Records Management Training – Register Today!

**UPDATE: We have reached capacity and are no longer accepting registrations for August classes. Please email us at rm_trng@tsl.texas.gov to be added to a wait list in the event of any cancellations.   Summer local government classes will be held August 15-16, 2017. Each class is $15. Class size is limited to 20 people so…

Selling Records Management to Your Supervisor

Whether you are new to records management or an experienced records management officer, you all face or have faced the following question: “How do I make records management relevant in my office?” Depending on your office environment, knowing when and how to talk to your office leadership about records management can be challenging. Your peers…

e-Records Conference 2017: Save the date!

e-Records Conference – Austin, TX Friday, November 17, 2017 The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) are pleased to announce plans for this year’s e-Records Conference. The two agencies have co-sponsored the conference since 2000. The event promotes improved electronic records management in Texas government by…

Quick Tips on Disposal of Electronic Records

We know how to dispose of paper records. You can either destroy the records by burning or shredding them. Although these methods of destroying records may have been a viable option in the past, these same methods might not be enough to remove all traces of data from records being stored electronically. Before destroying an electronic…