Congrats to Pat Williams and Chris Burton

Two of our team members at the State Records Center were honored at the last Employee Recognition Ceremony for their hard work and dedication. Patricia Williams, Darkroom Technician, was honored for her 40 years of service with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and Chris Burton, Records Center Specialist, was recognized as Employee of…

e-Records Conference 2016: Call for Presentations

At the Intersection of Technology and Records Management e-Records Conference 2016 Austin, TX Friday, November 4, 2016   Texas technology managers and records managers are working together in new and exciting ways. From data management initiatives to enterprise content management, here is an opportunity to share your best practices, challenges and lessons learned to help…

Capturing Social Media Records

Once you tackle determining whether social media content are records, the job is not quite done; capturing social media records is an extremely important aspect to successfully managing the records. Social media capture helps guarantee your government body has access to the records for review, use and, ultimately, destruction at the end of its retention…

Social Media: Benefits and Challenges

Last year, a Confederate Muster Roll from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission reached an audience of 175. Normally, historical artifacts like this list of officers and soldiers are viewed by researchers or visitors to the library, who often do so individually. Through the power of Instagram, TSLAC is able to extend its holdings…

A History of Records Management in Texas

Recently, an RMO who used to work as an analyst for TSLAC contacted us about some materials he had collected from his time here, and wondered if we would like to have them as items of historical interest. Being who we are, we enthusiastically said yes! A box arrived shortly after, an absolute treasure trove…

April is RIM Month AND National Poetry Month

In 1995, it started as a day. Then it expanded to a week. In 2003, it became a whole month. What am I cryptically referring to? Records and Information Management Month, a month-long observance to highlight the importance and purpose of managing information and to recognize those working in the profession. RIM Month is led…

Mr. Right, Mr. Ralph Wright

Ralph Wright started working at the SRC when Ronald Reagan just began the first term of his presidency. The Empire Strikes Back was the big Star Wars film du jour of the day and Disco was seemingly here forever. ¬†Any of you who have called our circulation desk has likely interacted with Mr. Ralph Wright.…

Welcome Emma Martin

We’re happy to report that our team roster is full again with the introduction of our newest analyst Emma Martin. Originally from the “Windy City”, she traveled south in favor of the hot, humid “Live Music Capital” where she enjoys tacos and hot dogs as much as any native Texan. Emma will be consulting for…