Facts and figures

Key figures on the Swiss Federal Archives from the end of 2017. Figures for previous years are available for download under «Documents».

 

2017

Documents in the Archives

 

Conventional documents in running metres (total fonds)

64‘917

Digital documents in terabytes* (total fonds)

20.4

Transferred conventional documents in running metres

1‘627

Transferred digital documents in terabytes

1.8

Advisory Services

 

Records Management: Number of advisory sessions for the Federal Administration

55

Digital Archiving: Number of advisory sessions for the Federal Administration

11

Paper Deacidification and Digitisation

 

Paper Deacidification: Conditioned documents in tons

-

Paper Deacidification:  Number of treated pages

-

Digitisation: Number of pages

858‘866

Access to Documents in the Federal Archives

 

Reading Rooms: Number of days open

139

Reading Rooms: Average number of users a day

21

Reading Rooms: Number of individual visitors per year

1‘510

Total archive units*** consulted

36‘285

Archive units supplied in digital form

3‘046

Archive units consulted by administrative bodies

4‘795

Number of written research requests (answered queries)    

1‘932

Headcount

 

Staff in permanent positions

61.6

Costs

 

Total expenditure in million CHF

18.9

* 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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