Definition of archivist in English:



  • 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.’