TSLAC’s Turn

State agencies in Texas are required to undergo an agency wide assessment and review every 12 years. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s turn is in 2019. To prepare for the review TSLAC will conduct a self assessment this year. Part of this process is to get feedback from our stakeholders and constituents. If…

We Don’t Retreat, We Attack!

“SNAP!” That was the crisp sound of tape being removed from the doughnut boxes as staff exchanged groggy good mornings inside Dock #1 on Friday morning before the sun even came up on March 24th. It might have a been a good day to stay in and reflect on our achievements and future plans, maybe…

Welcome Ben and Gina

The SLRM Records Management Assistance team has welcomed two new analysts, Benjamin Barlow and Gina Cervantes, to the team. They actually joined us at the beginning of the year, so you may have already met them if you are in the West or South Texas regions. Ben and Gina bring a lot of records and information…

TSLAC Exhibit at the Capitol

This week an exhibit showcasing the services of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is featured in the basement rotunda at the Capitol building. Our SLRM division services are outlined in this new one-minute video produced by our agency: Each division has a banner featuring the services offered by our agency, and we have…

FAQ: State Records Center

Frequently Asked Questions, and Some Questions that have never been asked about the State Records Center. Here are the answers to some of the FAQs I get from customers and some others that I just made up. How many records do you store there? This answer changes every time I hear the “Kerplunk” of the…

Mark Myers At E-records 2016 Conference

e-Records 2016 Conference Sessions Recap: “Accessing the Texas Digital Archive” and “Enterprise Information Management in SharePoint 2016”

This is the second post of a multi-part recap of the 2016 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2016 website. “Accessing the Texas Digital Archive” – Mark Myers, Senior Electronic Records Specialist at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission In creating the Texas Digital Archive, TSLAC strove to…

On the Road: Open Government Conference

You might have noticed that we’ve been posting these shorter “On the Road” blogs lately, and that’s because we’ve been really busy getting out to regional workshops and conferences to teach about records management in Texas. We’re hoping to use the upcoming holiday season downtime to work on updating our course materials and maybe even…