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».

 

2019

Documents in the Archives

 

Conventional documents in running metres (total fonds)

67’647

Digital documents in terabytes* (total fonds)

21.3

Transferred conventional documents in running metres

1'261

Transferred digital documents in terabytes

0.6

Advisory Services

 

Digital Archiving: Number of advisory sessions for the Federal Administration

20

Paper Deacidification and Digitisation

 

Digitisation: Number of pages

485'558

Access to Documents in the Federal Archives

 

Reading Rooms: Number of days open

138

Reading Rooms: Average number of users a day

23

Reading Rooms: Number of individual visitors per year

1‘403

Total archive units** consulted

35'461

Archive units supplied in digital form

3'978

Archive units consulted by administrative bodies

5’426

Number of written research requests (answered queries)    

1'921

Headcount

 

Staff in permanent positions

58.8

Costs

 

Total expenditure in million CHF

19.3

* 1 terabyte = 1024 gigabytes

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

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