The Archives Central Office is the centre that coordinates the University archival system so as to guarantee the processing, accessibility and preservation of the document collection.
It is responsible for the following functions:
· Coordinating the management of the office files, establishing procedures, and preparing the required tools to sort out and make active documents accessible, that is to say, during the processing stage
· Guarding all pertinent university documentation from the office archives, once the period of permanence there is over. It plays the role of both an intermediate archive by processing all semiactive documents to support the administrative activity and a historical archive by preserving those inactive documents which has been permanently preserved, so that it can be consulted with study and research purposes.
The specific functions of the Archives Central Office are envisaged in the University of Alicante Documents and Archives Management System Regulations, pending approval.