Archivists will determine how long records need to be kept for accountability and historical purposes by following specified record-keeping requirements and will ensure records necessary for the ongoing operations of an organisation are identified and preserved. They will survey records held by client agencies and individuals, and arrange for their transfer to archival custody. They will collect records in accordance with an acquisitions policy and will establish and manage digitisation initiatives to make records more accessible online. They will plan for and carry out digital preservation activities on 'born digital' records (materials that originate in digital form) and establish and manage administrative systems to document and control records and archives. They will provide access to records through reading rooms and online archives for research, administrative, legal and other purposes and also advice and information on issues such as copyright and privacy. They will research publications or prepare exhibitions using archival records and will promote collections and engage with users through educational programs, exhibitions, publications and the web. They will ensure that the environmental conditions required for the storage and conservation of records are maintained according to scientific methods.
Avg Salary
Australia  $89,340 AUD
United Kingdom  £26,760 GBP
United States of America  $24,960 USD
New Zealand  $52,000 NZD
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