Principal archivist John d' Arcy has been employed at the Record Office since 1973 and said the range of work particularly appealed to him.
Instead of examining individual records, the modern archivist manages information streams.
Next Ian headed off to see the Salford archivist to gather any information he could find.
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 material which I have collected will at some time in the future be presented to the archivist of the British Music Hall Society.
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.
However, it is doubtful even with the enthusiasm of a small number of professional librarians and archivists that this will be successful.
It is an invaluable guide for collectors and a key resource for sound recording archivists .
The interagency group, comprising State Department historians, archivists and federal agency officials, has to be created within 60 days after the law is enacted.