Archives is the Corporation's discard pile and one of the central servers. Cards can enter Archives facedown depending on how and from where they were trashed or discarded. The facedown cards are kept secret from the Runner until s/he accesses Archives.
|Page 6, Column 1, Paragraph(s) 7, Core Rule Book|
This is the Corporation's trash pile. Archives is kept adjacent to R&D. This is where Corporation cards are placed when they are trashed or discarded. Cards in Archives are inactive.
|Page 6, Column 2, Paragraph(s) 4, Core Rule Book|
|Some cards enter Archives faceup, and some cards enter Archives facedown. Facedown cards in Archives should be oriented horizontally so that the Runner can easily see them. Both the Corporation and Runner may look through the faceup cards stored in Archives at any time, and do not need to maintain the order of its cards while doing so. The Corporation can also look at facedown cards in Archives at any time; the Runner cannot.|
|Page 30, Column 1, Paragraph(s) 11, Core Rule Book|
|Archives: The Corporation's trash pile. A central server.|
A card enters Archives faceup or facedown depending on whether or not that card was visible to the Runner at the time of trashing or discarding.
|Page 4, Column 2, Paragraph(s) 8, FAQ|
|If a Corporation card is not visible to the Runner when it is trashed or discarded, then it is sent to the Archives facedown. If a Corporation card is visible to the Runner when it is trashed or discarded, it is sent to Archives faceup.|