The main task of the University Archives is to select the most valuable information from the mass of information, that daily finds its expression in the records of the university administration, faculties and institutions. They may be considered valuable for legal or historical reasons, or because of the quality of their information content.
We ensure that these archival materials are preserved in perpetuity. As cultural property, archival materials enjoy special protection. In order to be able to use the archive material, it is indexed by us and enriched with metadata. But it is in the access, the use of the archival sources, that our task finds its purpose.
The legal basis for these tasks and responsibilities is the archive regulations of the Technische Universität Ilmenau and the Thuringian Archive Act.t3://page?uid=1094