Archivists manage, process, store, and disseminate information contained in an organization's archives. They acquire, store, and research historical documents, photographs, and maps as well as audio-visual and other materials. They develop policies/procedures and design programs to manage, store, and retrieve current/semi-current archives.
Archivists perform some or all of the following duties:
Develop policies and procedures for managing current and semicurrent archives, in particular corporate cataloguing systems, records scheduling and disposal, and finding aids;
Design programs for managing, disseminating and storing archives of all types (documents, photographs, maps, audio-visual materials, manuscripts, etc.);
Plan the computerized management of archives and the management of electronic archives;
Appraise and acquire archival materials to build and develop an archival collection for research purposes;
Authenticate documents and records and research the origins and significance of archival materials;
Organize noncurrent archives and develop cataloguing and retrieval systems to allow access to archival materials;
Assist people with their searches.
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