Arquivo.pt 2019 Award: Submissions are open!

Submissions for Arquivo.pt Award 2019 are officially open! The deadline to submit works is May 3, at 1 pm.

Three jobs will be selected and will receive a total of 15 000 euros in awards.

Individual or group works on any subject are accepted. The only requirement is that they use Arquivo.pt as their main source of information.

Here’s how to apply: https://sobre.arquivo.pt/en/collaborate/arquivo-pt-2019-award/

Good luck!

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IT specialists to collaborate with Arquivo.pt

The ROSSIO Project-  Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities has an open call for 2 positions to collaborate with Arquivo.pt.

The call is open until the 5th of February 2019.

Check for application details at the links below.

1. Front-end developer

Main tasks

  • Middleware development;
  • Development of user interfaces;
  • Usability Experience quality control (UX).

Application details

2. Java/Linux specialist

Main tasks

  • Development of large-scale distributed computer systems;
  • Analysis, planning and operation of computer services;
  • Corrective and evolutive maintenance of software;
  • Interaction with scientific and technical communities to establish collaborations and identify requirements.

Application details

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Arquivo.pt exhibition in Lisbon

Some of the pages archived by Arquivo.pt have taken the streets this January. During the month, six iconic pages from Portugal’s recent history will be displayed in the lobby windows of the Secretaria-Geral da Educação e Ciência, at Avenida 5 de outubro, 107, in Lisbon.

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.

This exhibition is itinerant, so if you are interested in bringing it to your city or institution, please contact Arquivo.pt.

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EXPO’98: Twenty years by Arquivo.pt

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.

The importance of EXPO’98 did not stop there:

  • 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.

Travel through EXPO’98 with Arquivo.pt!

Examples of EXPO’98 pages preserved by Arquivo.pt

 

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Arquivo.pt celebrates the World Digital Preservation Day with free training

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November 29 is the World Digital Preservation Day 2018 (#WDPD2018).

To celebrate the date, Arquivo.pt will offer a free training on Web Preservation. The objective of the training is to maximize users’ productivity in exploring the service.

A minimum of 10 participants is required. Registration is free. 

The event will begin at 2:30 pm (see full schedule below), in the Pequeno Auditório located at FCT-FCCN (Avenida do Brasil, 101 – Lisbon).

Schedule

Target Audience

  • Information professionals (e.g. librarians, archivists, and documentalists)
  • Website managers (e.g. Communication and Design bureaus)
  • Web content authors (e.g. bloggers)
  • Professors, students, and researchers interested in Digital Preservation

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Equipa do Arquivo.pt
Daniel Gomes
Ricardo Campos
Ricardo Basílio
João Gomes, Diretor da Área de Serviços Avançados
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Webinar Web Archiving in academic libraries

Preservation- workflow

Web archiving process

“Curation of preserved websites – how it works” was the subject of the webinar promoted by  Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas (APBAD, Lisbon), the Portuguese association of librarians, past October 9, and presented by Ricardo Basílio, librarian and digital curator at Arquivo.pt.

Gathering the online memory of the Universities

The hands-on presentation showed how anyone, even a non-TI expert, can adequately capture, store and replay a website or a social page of an institutional website. Basílio also gave specific examples on how to gather and share collections of institutional contents previously published on the Web: a list, an exhibition, a recovery of a past content to be published on Twitter or Facebook, etc.

A librarian can be a curator of websites

Human and qualitative evaluation is the focus of the digital curator, even when we use such a proficient tool like Webrecorder. The most important point is to enable librarians to practice micro-archiving and create local collections.

Presentation (PDF, in Portuguese)

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Arquivo.pt Award will be back in 2019!

Arquivo.pt will distinguish again in 2019, works that make use of web information from the past in a useful and innovative way.

There will be 15 000 € in prizes:

  • 1º place: 10 000 €
  • 2º place: 3 000 €
  • 3º place: 2 000 €

Proposals can be presented by individuals or groups. The winners will be those that best promote the usage of preserved web information and the services provided by Arquivo.pt.

The contest will follow the same format as in the previous edition and will be open to everyone regardless of their area of study or activity.

The definite rules and application dates will be announced shortly. Applications will be open in early 2019.

First edition winners  (Arquivo.pt Award 2018)

The first edition, in 2018, awarded 3 proposals. The 1st prize went to the team led by Ricardo Campos, INESC TEC researcher and professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT) with the project Conta-me Histórias, a platform which automatically generates temporal narratives from online news about topics submitted by its users.

For Ricardo Campos the award was:

“An important boost for the project, and thanks to this award, other research works or even commercial applications may be come up.”

 

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Study on “homosexuality” based on past news

Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper

by João Teixeira Duarte and Zélia Teixeira, winners of the second prize of the Arquivo.pt Awards 2018.

This work values the social changes in the Portuguese and international reality when it comes to the visibility of LGBT-related social issues, and explores the role of social communication in promoting the visibility of these issues, along with its influence in keeping them in the social agenda.

20 years of the Expresso news site under review

To achieve this, 20 years of publication history of the Expresso newspaper published online (from 1997 to 2017) — mainly accessed through the Arquivo.pt web archive tool — were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively.

In quantitative terms, through grounded analysis the following categories emerged: Legislative-political (81 pieces), Social (37), Discrimination and aggression (23), Arts and culture (18), Popular (12), Religious (15), Opinion (19), Link between homosexuality and pedophilia (5).

In qualitative terms, a trend to normalise homossexual individuals, relationships and related issues (such as same sex marriage and adoption) was observed.

In parallel, a tendency to progressively represent the LGBT population’s negative experiences for emotional resonance was also found.

In general, this archive encapsulated a glimpse of the evolution of this social phenomenon in the Portuguese society, in tandem and sometimes in contrast with the international realities that framed it.

More Info (in Portuguese)

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Slides and photos of web archiving events at TPDL2018

Gathering professionals from all around the world, the 22nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2018, took place from September 10th to 13th at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.

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.

The average satisfaction with the tutorial was 4 out of 5, and 80% of the participants would recommend it to their colleagues. See all the results from the evaluation questionnaire.

Slides

Workshop RESAW@Porto2018

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 third RESAW Conference will take place in Amsterdam, 19-21 June 2019. The call for papers is open.

Presentations and abstracts

  • Conta-me histórias – Temporal summarization and the Portuguese web archive, by Ricardo Campos, Arian Pasquali, Vítor Mangaravite, Alípio Jorge, Adam Jatowt – presentationabstract
  • The Archived Web for Research in the humanities and social sciences, by Jane Winters – presentation
  • The ‘Arquivo de Opinião’ archive, by Miguel Won – presentation, abstract
  • The Memento Infrastructure, by Martin Klein, Herbert Van de Sompel – presentation, abstract
  • Web Archive Research and the role of (digital) academic libraries, by Thomas Risse- presentation, abstract

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