Facts and figures

Key figures on the Swiss Federal Archives from the end of 2016. Figures for previous years are available for download under «Documents».

 

2016

Documents in the Archives

 

Conventional documents in running metres (total fonds)

63‘290

Digital documents in terabytes* (total fonds)

18.6

Transferred conventional documents in running metres

1‘900

Transferred digital documents in terabytes

0.4

Advisory Services

 

Records Management: Number of advisory sessions for the Federal Administration

78

Digital Archiving: Number of advisory sessions for the Federal Administration

14

Paper Deacidification and Digitisation

 

Paper Deacidification: Conditioned documents in tons

-

Paper Deacidification:  Number of treated pages

-

Digitisation: Number of pages

703‘516

Access to Documents in the Federal Archives

 

Reading Rooms: Number of days open

142

Reading Rooms: Average number of users a day

26

Reading Rooms: Number of individual visitors per year

1‘456

Total archive units*** consulted

39‘177

Archive units supplied in digital form

3‘031

Archive units consulted by administrative bodies

2‘618

Number of written research requests (answered queries)    

1‘712

Headcount

 

Staff in permanent positions

59.5

Costs

 

Total expenditure in million CHF

17.8

* 1 terabyte = 1024 gigabytes

** Total fonds = archiving (unlimited period) 9.4 TB + storage (including archiving for third parties; limited period) 9.2 TB

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

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+41 58 462 89 89
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+41 58 462 78 23

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