The General Archive is the unit that coordinates the archival system of the University, to guarantee the treatment, accessibility and conservation of the documentary heritage.
It realises the following functions:
· It coordinates the management of the files of office, establishing procedures, and elaborating tools of uniform description to facilitate the organisation and access to the active documentation, that is to say during his stage of tramitación administrative
· Custody all the pertinent university documentation of the files of office, once transcurrido the period of permanence in the same. It acts like intermediate file treating the documentació semiactiva so that it serve of support to the administrative activity, and act like historical file conserving that documentation inactiva of which has determined his definite conservation, so that it can be consulted with ends of study and investigation.
The specific functions of the General Archive are collected in the Regulation of Documents and Archives Management System of the University of Alicante, earring of approval.