Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Automated Information Systems:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1987-1990



Overview

Creator: Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Automated Information Systems.
Title: Records
Dates: 1987-1990
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 0.47 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

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).


Scope and Contents of the Records

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.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two series:
Administrative correspondence, 1987-1990
Date processing policies, 1987-1990

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Texas State Library--Data processing.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Data processing--1976-1985.
Administrative records--Texas--Data processing--1976-1985.
Functions:
Data processing.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
None.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(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 Information

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.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, November 1993


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Administrative correspondence, 1987-1990

Arrangement of the Records
These records are arranged chronologically.
box
1994/030 May - December 1987
January - March 1988
April - June 1988
July - September 1988
October - December 1988
January - March 1989
April - June 1989
July - September 1989
October - December 1989
January - March 1990
April - June 1990
July - September 1990
October - December 1990



 

Data processing policies, 1987-1990

Arrangement of the Records
These records are arranged alphabetically.
box
1994/030 Administrative, 1987-1989
Disaster Recovery, 1987-1989
Security, 1987-1990