Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is in charge of archives.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is in charge of, or performs the task of creating, collecting, cataloguing, and organising, archives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A keeper of archives or records.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A keeper of archives or records.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person in charge of collecting and cataloguing archives

Etymologies

From archive + -ist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As an afterthought, Taen recalled that the King of Pirates revered books; on Cliffhaven, his archivist was the only hale man not required to bear arms.

    Shadowfane

  • Underscoring the idea of archivist-as-peacemaker, this year’s award was shared by representatives of both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Khader Salameh of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in Jerusalem, and Yehoshua Freundlich of the Israel State Archives.

    Are Archivists Today’s Real Peacemakers? « ResourceShelf

  • Also, what kind of archivist allows a student this kind of access?

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

  • Last night, Jon Stewart (who needs some help with the pronunciation of "archivist") got into the act.

    ArchivesBlogs

  • For example, "One of the main guiding forces behind the changing role of the archivist is the dialectic between objectivity and subjectivity in archival theory.

    ArchivesBlogs

  • Instead of the usual chest beating and ultimatums before the calculators were pulled out, a representative from the Writers Guild of America made a surprising proposal: instead of figuring out what Google had to offer the rights holders to pursue its current plan, what if Google took on an even more ambitious role—not just as an archivist for books, but as the designated digital bookstore for the millions of tomes otherwise unavailable?

    In the Plex

  • This was a protracted process, as mother is something of an amateur archivist.

    Alteration

  • Edward McCarter, supervisory archivist for still pictures at the National Archives, concurred.

    Mathew Brady's photographs made a president, captured reality of Civil War

  • Sara Marcus's new book, "Girls to the Front," chronicles the vibrant period, and she'll talk about it with D. C.'s own punk archivist, Mark Andersen.

    Going Out Guide's nightlife agenda

  • "By the last 10 minutes, people were starting to catch on that nothing was going to happen out there," says Oregon's archivist emeritus Keith Richard.

    As National Championship Battle Looms, Oregon Reflects on the 'Toilet Bowl'

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