What is an archivist?

The general definition of a professional archivist is a person, typically trained and educated in archival studies, who selects, manages, describes and preserves records of historical value.

But everyone has their own definition of what exactly an archivist is. Definitions may differ in the archivist's duties or the type and amount of training/education required to be a professional archivist.

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