Connect with TSLAC Online
TSLAC's social media and online outreach programs advance the agency's mission to preserve yesterday, inform today, and inspire tomorrow through content that is educational and engaging to a broad audience and that documents the agency’s activities in Austin and around Texas. This page provides an overview of our online presence.
@TSLAC on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
The Director's Report
Blog of the Director and Librarian, Gloria Meraz
See all the library focused news and information from our Library Development and Networking Division. Posts on available grants, webinars, professional development and continuing education, scholarships, the TexShare consortium, and many other services for Texas libraries.
Records management is an important function for any organization. Read how our government information analysts provide state and local governments consulting services and training (in-house and online) on topics like records retention, inventory, disposition, managing electronic records, and emergency planning.
This blog highlights the resources, people, and activities of the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Posts focus on Texas history, library and archival resources from the TSLAC collection, and news about upcoming events and programs.
This blog highlights activity in the Summerlee Conservation Lab at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Posts focus on conservation treatment of book and paper items, conservation processes and decision-making, and conservation challenges within library and archives collections.
Read book reviews and recommendations by staff of the Texas Talking Book Program, which provides free unabridged books in alternative formats for Texans unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities. Get news on new arrivals on the book shelf, the travels of the Public Awareness Coordinator, the information available from the Disability Reference Center, and much more.
New! TSLAC Podcasts
www.tsl.texas.gov/podcasts We just launched our first podcast!
On Talking Book Voices, the podcast of the Texas Talking Book Program at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, we go behind the scenes to explore different facets of the service and meet the people who help make reading accessible to Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. Whether you’re a TBP patron, a librarian, or a library fan, we have something here for you!
Texas Digital Archive
The Texas Digital Archive (TDA) manages, preserves, and facilitates access to the electronic records collections of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, including those transferred by state agencies or digitized by the State Archives. All records visible in this portal are unrestricted and available for public use. The TDA currently preserves more than 7.7 million records, with more being added every day.
The Texas State Archives is the official archives of Texas state government. The collections of the Archives comprise the essential documentary evidence of the history of Texas, spanning three centuries, six national governments, and at least a dozen different languages. Major and unique collections at the Texas Archives include the records of the executive and legislative branches of Texas government dating back to 1836; the records of the judicial branch dating back to 1840; nearly 2,500 collections of private manuscripts; a Texana book collection of 35,000 volumes; a prints and photographs collection of 700,000 Texas images; and a Texas map collection with approximately 9,000 historic maps.