Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Automated Information Systems:
An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1987-1990
Automated Information Systems (AIS) was a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that provided computer services and automation support for the entire Library. AIS grew out of data processing activities that began in 1965 in the Library's Technical Services Division. By February 1968, data processing had been transferred to the Administrative Services Division. The Data Processing Section was established in Administrative Support Services in September 1979. In 1987, the Library initiated changes in the organization and personnel of Data Processing and produced a long-range automation plan. As a result, during FY 1988-1989 the Library shifted from a centralized, IBM mainframe computer to new minicomputer systems. During the 1988-1990 biennium, the name change was made from Data Processing to Automated Information Systems (AIS).
Types of records include correspondence and memos, dating from 1987 to 1990. Records consist of administrative correspondence and data processing policies. Topics discussed in the administrative correspondence include the developing, procuring, installing, operating, and maintaining of computer and telecommunications hardware and software. The data processing policies include administrative, security, and disaster recovery procedures.
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Automated Information Systems, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession number: 1994/030
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Automated Information Systems of the Texas State Library on November 9, 1993.
Paul Beck, November 1993
Detailed Description of the Collection