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 Arts, A/V Technology and Communication cluster Visual and Design Arts 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- Authenticates and appraises historical documents and archival materials.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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