In-depth knowledge of social science and law are valuable for many archivists and there is a growing demand for archivists who have education in IT. The archivist profession is changing rapidly and, at a time in which society is becoming digitalised via the Internet and IT, a new job title has begun winning ground: IT archivist.
Archive Studies is a young subject in higher education and is still closely linked to vocational training as an archivist. Archive Studies has a place in the traditions of both the humanities and IT. The archivist profession has long been related to the subject of history, from where many basic ideas about how archives should be organised originate.