The exhibition is open to the public all day long until the 31st January and shows examples of pages which, nowadays, can only be visited through Arquivo.pt, such as the result of the 1996 Presidential Elections in Portugal, the Expo’98 page, or the first home page of the RTP television network, published in 1998.
With the theme “ “Os Oceanos, Um Património para o Futuro” (“Oceans, a Heritage for the Future“), EXPO’98 took place in Lisbon, 1998.
Considered a turning point for Lisbon and Portugal, from May 2 to September 30, 1998, the event attracted around 11 million visitors. EXPO’98 also had as its purpose to highlight the 500 years of the Portuguese Discoveries.
It was a strategic project for the country and culminated with the regeneration of an area of about 340 hectares in the eastern part of the city, next to the Tagus River.
Attended by 146 countries and 14 international organizations.
EXPO’98 website preserved by Arquivo.pt
However, as in the digital world, much of the information disappears after a short time, only with Arquivo.pt you can even browse EXPO’98 page, serving as a historical and research base about the event.
A moment that Arquivo.pt keeps for the memory of those days not be lost and for future research about their impact on the lives of all Portuguese.
Alongside, two events also discussed web archives and the preservation of the web.
Tutorial on using web archives for research
On its first day, TPDL 2018 held the Research the Past Web using Web archives tutorial, in which researchers, computer scientists, information professionals, and webmasters discussed new ways and tools to preserve online published information.
The Tutorial presented ways to create and explore web archives as well as methods and technologies to develop web applications that automatically access and process information preserved in web archives, such as Wayback Machine, Memento Time Travel protocol or the Arquivo.pt API.
On Thursday, the Workshop RESAW@Porto2018 took place at TPDL 2018 and was organized by Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study) and Daniel Gomes (Arquivo.pt).
The event aimed at researchers who work exploring web archives to search for information about the past. There were 24 participants from 11 distinct countries.
Speakers from five countries presented a range of different approaches, from small-scale analyses of individual websites to large-scale investigations of entire domains, and innovative combinations of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
The European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation , Carlos Moedas, will present the award at the plenary session “Novas fronteiras da era digital na Europa e no Mundo”, on July 3 at 17h30. The 1.º prize is 10 000 euros, the 2.º is 3 000 euros and the 3.º is 2 000 euros.
This was the Arquivo.pt award first edition. The competition ended on May 4 and 27 proposals from various fields such as: media, technology, computer science, tourism, cultural and historic patrimony, were received. This award recognises originality and innovation in Arquivo.pt’s applicability and the importance of web preservation.