Meaning of archivist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɑːkɪvɪst/

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  • A person who maintains and is in charge of archives.

    ‘The interagency group, comprising State Department historians, archivists and federal agency officials, has to be created within 60 days after the law is enacted.’
    • ‘Instead of examining individual records, the modern archivist manages information streams.’
    • ‘At present there are three qualified archivists and one trainee, all of whom read medieval Latin and ancient handwriting.’
    • ‘Waterford City Council was the first local authority to appoint an archivist under the 1994 Local Government Act.’
    • ‘One of those questioned was reported to have been on the staff of the Hamburg police force, where he was employed as an archivist.’
    • ‘The Contra Costa archivists confirm that the documents are real - and that they come from the Contra Costa County archives, not San Francisco.’
    • ‘Many languish unseen in studio vaults, in the holdings of amateur and professional archivists and at the Library of Congress.’
    • ‘When the web arrived, archivists, librarians and registrars-general recognised it as a wonderful way of making their treasures available.’
    • ‘However, it is doubtful even with the enthusiasm of a small number of professional librarians and archivists that this will be successful.’
    • ‘Professional archivists from around the country will be running this library, not press secretaries.’
    • ‘By next week they hope to have the latest information from their part-time archivist on how much cataloguing has been done, and when the first batch of documents could be sent home to the town.’
    • ‘Principal archivist John d' Arcy has been employed at the Record Office since 1973 and said the range of work particularly appealed to him.’
    • ‘The material which I have collected will at some time in the future be presented to the archivist of the British Music Hall Society.’
    • ‘Next Ian headed off to see the Salford archivist to gather any information he could find.’
    • ‘It summarizes a July 2001 workshop that brought together behavioral scientists and archivists to discuss the future of data archiving for animal cognition research.’
    • ‘The Navy's historians, librarians, and archivists assist academic researchers in finding materials they need for research.’
    • ‘Catalog records are most often produced by trained catalogers or archivists.’
    • ‘It is an invaluable guide for collectors and a key resource for sound recording archivists.’
    • ‘The highly graphic yet informational displays are a collaboration of several archivists and Jennifer Stone, an experienced graphic artist in museum and archival work.’
    • ‘In the case of film, the collaboration between professional archivists and amateur collectors took decades to establish; perhaps in the case of television, it need not take so long.’