About the TRAIL Service

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The Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL) service provides access to Texas state government information contained in electronic publications. TRAIL facilitates ready access to the information for Texas citizens and other users.

Texas Government Code, Chapter 441.102, establishes TRAIL "to allow electronic access, including access through the Internet, at the Texas State Library and other depository libraries to state publications that have been made available to the public through the Internet by or on behalf of a state agency."

Resources for Electronic Liaisons

Electronic liaisons will find the following resources helpful:

TSLAC rules for electronic publications (13 TAC §3.3)
TRAIL meta-tagging guidelines
TRAIL subjects and publication types lists

Contact Us

For questions concerning TRAIL, please contact the reference staff of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission via e-mail or at 512-463-5455.

Page last modified: July 24, 2020