Archivists assess, collect, organise, preserve and provide access to records and archives. Records maintained are in any format, analogue or digital and include several kinds of media (documents, photographs, video and sound recordings, etc.).

Alternative label

  • archives and manuscripts librarian

  • archives researcher

  • digital archivist

  • cadastral archivist

  • reference archivist

  • archives specialist

  • processing archivist

  • archives record clerk

  • land register archivist

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences



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