Collecting policy of the Central audio-visual Archive is determined according to the Archive’s regulations. Since the establishment till the present time archive works on the supplement of the National Archival Fonds.
The source of completing the archive might be state institution or its judicial heir, as well as private persons. To receive the audio-visual materials archive guides with the following criterion of estimation:
- research value, uniqueness, vowel and photographical quality of information, physical conditions
- link of their content with the other documents preserved at the archive
In the process of gifting or purchasing the material, archive discusses issues like accessibility, conservation and protection, as well as the presentation, exhibition, research and reproduction of the material.