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On the Road: We Went to Wichita…Falls

In our latest records management adventures, Bonnie and Erica traveled all the way north – almost to Oklahoma – to teach a workshop in Wichita Falls. We covered some of the basics like inventory and emergency preparedness, as well as more in depth discussions about managing email. We enjoyed the local lunch cafes downtown and…

On the Road: Amarillo By Morning

One aspect of our jobs that we’d like to share more often in our blog is our on-the-road regional training to various parts of the state. Sometimes we are invited to speak among other guests at conferences or government association meetings. But sometimes we are invited to do an entire full-day workshop in city far…

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Upcoming Webinar: Storage and Preservation of Paper Records

You have a sneaking suspicion that your local government is not quite up to snuff when it comes to your legal responsibility to properly store paper records. You’ve seen a few boxes sitting on the floor and have often wondered if those fire sprinklers even work. You’re almost positive that you heard a mouse skittering…

Local Government Classes: Registration Open!

Local government classes will be held March 29-30, 2016. Each class is $15. Classes are being held at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building at 1201 Brazos Street (to the east of the Capitol). Local Government Classes – March 29-30, 2016 Introduction to Records Management Tuesday, March 29, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM Learn…

e-Records Conference 2015: Rock, Bamboo, or Sponge?

This is the fourth post of a multi-part recap of the 2015 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2015 website. Often, when we talk about implementing new strategies and systems for records management, we think of the implications that such innovations can have: procedures may change, business processes could…

e-Records Conference 2015: Introducing the Texas Digital Archive

This is the first post of a multi-part recap of the 2015 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2015 website. The Beginning The Texas Digital Archive (TDA) has been a topic of interest for years, but it wasn’t until this past year that the project picked up traction and resulted…

e-Records Conference 2015: Volume, Velocity, and Variety

The 15th Annual e-Records Conference, hosted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), was held on November 17th in Austin. This was our biggest conference yet, with over 420 state and local government employees attending to learn new information about the management of electronic records.…