The University Archives of the University of Bern collects documents of archival value from throughout the university and prepares them for permanent archiving in the State Archive of the Canton of Bern. It also advises the offices within the university on the management of their documents and assists researchers seeking archive material on the history of the university.
The new Bernese law on archiving dated 31 March 2009 has been in force since 2010. The law demands of the University of Bern that it offers its documents, which it no longer needs at all times, to the State Archive of the Canton of Bern via the University Archives for collection and permanent archiving.
As part of the implementation of this legal framework, the University Archives together with the archive committee of the university and the State Archive of the Canton of Bern are developing various aids, including a storage plan for the university's most important documents.
The University Archives are the point of contact for all questions concerning the administration and archiving of documents at the University of Bern. All documents that are no longer needed at all times must be reported to the University Archives. It will clarify whether the documents are of archival value with the offices involved in the archiving and will organize the archiving.
The range of services and information relating to deliveries, use, collections, data protection and research aids are currently being prepared and will soon be available.
According to the regulations governing the archive committee of the University of Bern, the task of the archive committee is to advise and support the Executive Board of the University of Bern with the archiving system.