Electronic records and archives

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Cox says:

Many, through this decade, have looked outside the immediate archival community for advice about working with electronic records. One reason for this has been the recent emerging archival literature on electronic records [17]. Margaret Hedstrom, noting the maturing of "archival theory" and the developing of a "consensus" on practice, wrote that, among other things, she would "exploit information technology and information systems concepts for management of electronic records" [18]. Victoria Irons Walch believes the archival community has reached the stage where "we can expect rapid acceptance of new technologies and a greatly increased demand for assistance in applying them, specifically through education and improved information resources" [19]. What Walch does not address is how archivists will get knowledge of the technologies in order to teach them.