oa South African Journal of Information Management - Preservation of electronic documents in the private sector : business imperative and heritage responsibility

Volume 7 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2078-1865
  • E-ISSN: 1560-683X



The long-term preservation of and access to electronic documents have become increasingly important for organizations. This article addresses the enormous increase in electronic documents, their vulnerability, the importance of preserving them for business, legal and heritage purposes, the preservation challenges they pose, and the role and responsibilities of the knowledge manager in ensuring the long-term preservation and access of electronic documents.

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