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.

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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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Tutorial and Workshop in Porto, September

Sessão de trabalho do grupo Investiga XXI

Would you like to know more about web archives?

Then, do not miss the RESAW@Porto2018 workshop and the tutorial Using web archive tools to preserve and research the Past Web.

Workshop RESAW@Porto2018

The RESAW@Porto2018 workshop is aimed at everyone who wish to explore web archives to search for information about the past. The detailed program is already available.

This workshop will be held on September 13, 2018 (9:00-18:30) in Porto (FEUP), Portugal, as part of the TPDL 2018 international conference.

Price and registration

The registration fee is 120 EURO or 90 EURO for students. Lunch is included.

In the registration form, you must:

  1.  send the following comment: “Special authorization for a reduced fee to the Web Archive workshop – An introduction to web archives for Humanities and Social Science research”;
  2. choose option payment by “bank transfer”.

Then, you will receive the details to perform the payment.

You may register only for the workshop. Registration for the remaining conference is optional.

Tutorial “Research the Past Web using Web archives”

The tutorial Research the Past Web using Web archives is suitable for researchers, computer scientists, information professionals and webmasters, who wish to gain new insights about preserving information published online.

This tutorial will be held on September 10, 2018 (9:00-12:30) in Porto (FEUP), Portugal, as part of the TPDL 2018 conference.

Price and registration

The registration on the tutorial is free but the registration in the remaining conference is mandatory.

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Web archives for research: Call for Proposals!

RESAW@Porto2018 workshop

An introduction to web archives for Humanities and Social Science research.

This one-day workshop will be held as part of TPDL 2018 on 13 September 2018, Porto, Portugal.

RESAW is a network of researchers and web archivists that promotes the development of Research infrastructures for the Study of Archived Web Material.

The organizing committee is composed by  Jane Winters (Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of London) and Daniel Gomes (Arquivo.pt).

Call for Proposals

We are seeking proposals from potential contributors to the workshop in two main areas:

  • Work presenting the state of the field and discussing the opportunities and challenges of using this new kind of primary source for research. This may include demonstrations of existing web archives.
  • Presentations of ground-breaking Humanities and Social Science research drawing on web archives, from small-scale analyses of individual websites to large-scale investigations of entire domains.

Apply

To apply, just submit a 300-500 word abstract via our online form. Final presentations should be around 30 minutes in length.

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2018, 17.00 (GMT+1).

All details at: http://arquivo.pt/resawPorto2018

Spread the word!

Please disseminate among potentially interested authors and attendees.

Thanks!

Jane Winters & Daniel Gomes

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How to improve an online service (video)?

Improving the robustness of the Arquivo.pt web archive (video thumbnail)

Arquivo.pt recommendations to improve the quality of online services

This presentation provides an overview of the architecture and functioning of the system that supports the Arquivo.pt web archive.

It shares the main lessons learned from the experience of developing and maintaining this service for 10 years.

We believe that these recommendations can be useful to improve the quality of any web-based information system.

Share it with your IT department!

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We preserved the Portuguese Local Elections of 2017

Arquivo.pt performed 2 web crawls of information related with the Portuguese Local Elections of 2017.

We appealed the community to contribute with suggestions of relevant Web pages so that we could preserve them.

The 2 crawls occurred during and after the campaign period, using the list of 410 Web pages suggested by the community and 13 887 web pages found automatically using search engines.

The result was an archive of 2 265 887 Web resources (360 GB).

Among the preserved web pages are the official sites of the candidates, news, blogs and articles with personal opinions about the elections.

The Arquivo.pt respects an embargo period of 1 year, and for that reason this collection will only be available by the end of 2018.

Meanwhile, you can consult the preserved pages about the previous elections of 2013, such as:

We would like to thank all the volunteers that collaborated with this initiative.

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Videos, slides and photos of Arquivo.pt Event 2017

Julien Masanés at Arquivo.pt Event 2017

On the 8th November we will held the 1st Arquivo Event at the Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon to celebrate 10 years of project start.

We published all videos of the Event on the Educast educational portal.

Keynote talks: why and how to preserve the Web?

  • José Pacheco Pereira, As tecnologias mudam a sociedade? (video)
  • Julien Masanès, Two decades of web archiving: what’s on the horizon? (video, slides)
  • Daniel Gomes, Arquivo.pt: passado, presente e futuro (video, slides)
  • João Nuno Ferreira, Announcement of the Arquivo.pt 2018 Prize (video)

Workshops: research use cases and training

Research using Arquivo.pt

Preservation and access to Web memory

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Arquivo.pt goes mobile!

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On November 28 2017, Arquivo.pt launched a new version named Afrodite.

The main novelty is the adaptation of user interfaces to mobile devices.

On the other hand, it also enables access to the mobile versions of the preserved sites.

Arquivo.pt began to preserve the mobile web too!

Mobile version of the homepage of Arquivo.pt.

It is now easier to use Arquivo.pt everywhere

Using your mobile phone, try searching for all of the versions that Arquivo.pt preserved from the website of the organization where you worked or studied.

List of preserved versions of a site.

Mobile version of textual search.

Mobile versions of preserved sites can also be accessed.

And more…

Improvements were also made to the desktop user interfaces, including a new responsive footer and a new language selection bar.

The alpha version of a new API was also published to improve the automatic access to the information preserved by Arquivo.pt.

To know more, see the technical details of the new version of Arquivo.pt.

It is very important that you help us to testing this new version!

There are numerous models of mobile devices and we cannot test them all.

We would appreciate if could you spent 1 minute testing this new version using your phone or tablet.

If you notice any problems, we kindly ask you to let us know about it. Please send us also the model of your device and browser you used.

Your contribution is very valuable to guarantee the quality of the service provided to the community.

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Arquivo.pt Award 2018 was announced

During the Arquivo.pt Event, the release of the Arquivo.pt Prize 2018 was announced.

The purpose of the first edition of this Prize is to foster innovative research or application of resources preserved from the Web, through the research and access services publicly made available by Arquivo.pt.

The applications must clearly demonstrate the usefulness and unique nature of Arquivo.pt for the proposed work and the impact of the work in the society or community for which it is intended.

Who can apply?

The award is primarily targeted at members of the national academic and scientific community.

Prize values

  • First place: € 10 000
  • Second place: € 3 000
  • Third place: € 2 000

Application deadline

  • 4th May 2018

To find out about news about the Prize, we suggest subscribing to our mailing list (in Portuguese) or periodically check the informative site about Arquivo.pt.

How to apply?

The applicants will have to present their work through a text and a short video (in Portuguese). The detailed Regulation is in preparation.

Useful references for the development of the applications

To know more

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Celebrating the International Digital Preservation Day

Arquivo.pt joins the international celebration of the first International Day of Digital Preservation (30th November) by contributing with:

Spread the word about the International Day of Digital Preservation using the hashtag #IDPD17!

Celebrate this day to raise awareness to the importance of Digital Preservation for our everyday more Digital World.

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Free training about Web Preservation on the Digital Preservation Day

Working group session
Memória da FCSH na Web: Exposição Virtual disponível em https://memoriafcsh.wordpress.com/
FCSH Memory on the Web: Virtual Exhibition available at https://memoriafcsh.wordpress.com/

The International Day of Digital Preservation is celebrated on the 30th November.

Arquivo.pt joins this international celebration by offering one of its free training courses on Web Preservation.

Training objective

Learn how to get the most out of the Arquivo.pt services and how to publish your information so that it can prevail for the future.

Agenda

14:30 – Reception of participants
14:45 – New ways of searching the past 
15:30 – How to publish information on the web so that is preserved
16:15 – Break
16:30 – Memory of FCSH on the Web: Virtual Exhibition (use case)
17:15 – End / Optional visit to the data center

Main recipients

  • Information professionals (e.g. archivists, documentalists or librarians)
  • Responsible for websites (e.g. offices of communication and public relations)
  • Web authors (e.g. bloggers)
  • Teachers, students and researchers interested in research about historical Web data and digital preservation

Location and Subscriptions

The training will take place at FCT-FCCN facilities in Lisbon (Avenida do Brasil, 101).

Registration is free but mandatory. To register, simply send us a message with your name, profession and phone number.

The training will be held only if there is a minimum of 10 registrees.

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