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A person responsible for appraising, acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, and providing access to records of enduring value, according to the principles of provenance, original order, and collective control to protect the materials’ authenticity and context. Such persons may also have responsibility for management and oversight of an archival repository or of records of enduring value. There is international variance in how this term is used; some archivists primarily interact with inactive records, while others would have responsibility for both inactive and active records.