Appraises, edits, and directs safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participates in research activities based on archival materials.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Professional Support Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Organizes archival records and develops classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
- Provides reference services for users needing archival materials.
- Prepares archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information.
- Authenticates and appraises historical documents and archival materials.
- Creates and maintains accessible, retrievable computer archives and databases, incorporating current advances in electronic information storage technology.
- Preserves records, documents, and objects, copying records to film, videotape, audiotape, disk, or computer formats as necessary.
- Establishes and enforces policy guidelines concerning public access to and use of materials.
- Directs activities of workers who assist in arranging, cataloguing, exhibiting, and maintaining collections of valuable materials.
- Researches the origin and historical significance of archival materials.
- Locates new materials and directs their acquisition and display.
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