Facts and figures

Key figures on the Swiss Federal Archives from the end of 2019. Figures for previous years are available for download under «Documents».

 

2020

Documents in the Archives

 

Total analogue archive records (in m)

68’697

Total digital archive records (in TB*)

22

Transferred conventional documents in running metres

1’050

Transferred digital documents in terabytes

0.7

Advisory Services

 

Digital Archiving: Number of advisory sessions for the Federal Administration

17

Paper Deacidification and Digitisation

 

Digitisation: Number of pages

939’574

Access to Documents in the Federal Archives

 

Reading Rooms: Number of days open

90

Reading Rooms: Average number of users a day

19

Reading Rooms: Number of individual visitors per year

674

Total archival units consulted** (number)

29’730

Archive units supplied in digital form

9’369

Archival units consulted by administrative bodies (number)

6’083

Number of written research requests (answered queries)    

1’687

Headcount

 

Number of FTEs

59.6

Costs

 

Total expenditure in million CHF

19.8

* 1 terabyte = 1024 gigabytes

** 1 archive unit = normally 1 dossier. For digital orders, however, individual documents or pages may also be supplied.

Please note that the reading rooms and digitisation service were closed or available only in a limited form for several periods in 2020.

Further information

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Swiss Federal Archives

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3003 Bern

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Tu-Th, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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