Archivists share with information and computer scientists many concerns relating to the long-term accessibility of information created and maintained with modern technology. However, the literature of information and computer scientists is largely unused by archivists working with electronic records. This literature can be used effectively if electronic records archivists approach it with a clear understanding of their own needs and a sense of the purpose of the materials being used. This essay reviews a selection of the vast literature of information and computer science. The essay makes recommendations for how these materials may support archival work in managing and preserving electronic records and also describes some of the bibliographic tools needed to access these useful resources.

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