e-Records Conference 2018: Call for Presentations

The annual e-Records Conference will be held Friday, November 16, 2018. This event promotes improved electronic records management in Texas government by bringing together staff responsible for and interested in records management and information technology. Texas technology managers and records managers are working together in new and exciting ways. From governance initiatives to cloud, here…

Conversation with TSLAC Archivist About Meeting Minutes

Minutes are produced by every local government and state agency in Texas. They are afforded the most enduring retention period of PERMANENT for both Local Governments and State Agencies. In the Records Retention Schedule (RRS) for state agencies, minutes are given the distinct honor of being the only series on the schedule that requires both…

New Video Course for State Agencies

Are you new to state records management or need a refresher? We are pleased to announce a new online video course for state agency records management officers and records liaisons. (For those of you working for counties, municipalities, school districts, etc., we are currently revamping local government online courses as well!) Click here to access…

Day in the Life: Andrew Glass

I knew when joining the RMA unit that there was the occasional workday at the State Records Center. (I read about it on this blog!) This was a feature not a bug for me. So, when Sarah put out a call for extra hands for a workday at the State Records Center, I jumped on…

State Records Center Featured on Local Radio

We were pleased to see our own State Records Center building on Shoal Creek featured on the local radio station KUT 90.5 this morning. We were also pleased to see the comparison to the final scenes in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Manager Michael Shea was interviewed and provided a tour to the…

Lucky Number 7 Has Arrived

The SLRM Records Management Assistance team is pleased to introduce me, the 7th government information analyst, Andrew Glass! Originally hailing from Corpus Christi, I opted to stick to my roots and will be consulting for the East-South region of Texas. I am an experienced problem solver and have spent most of my adult life as…

Recap of NAGARA Winter Regional Forum 2018

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) started a new initiative in 2017: organizing regional forums that provide live professional development opportunities to federal, state and local government employees around the country. Austin, Texas was lucky enough to land the winter regional forum this year, and on January 26, 78 attendees from…