The A*CENSUS—Archival Census and Education Needs Survey in the United States—is the first broadscale survey of individual archivists in the United States in nearly thirty years. The survey, conducted by mail and online during a two-month period in 2004, asked archivists about their positions, employers, demographics, credentials, job functions and specialization, salaries, career paths, issues, professional identity, and affiliation. There were additional questions for those with management responsibilities, and specific questions for members of certain professional associations. Inclusive in scope and deep in detail, A*CENSUS has produced a comprehensive picture of the archival profession and its people early in the twenty-first century.
A*CENSUS (Archival Census and Education Needs Survey in the United States)
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Victoria Irons Walch, Nancy Beaumont, Elizabeth Yakel, Jeannette Bastian, Nancy Zimmelman, Susan Davis, Anne Diffendal; A*CENSUS (Archival Census and Education Needs Survey in the United States). The American Archivist 1 September 2006; 69 (2): 291–419. doi: https://doi.org/10.17723/aarc.69.2.d474374017506522
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