Prepare a work for the Award 2023!


Last updated on January 26th, 2023 at 12:21 pm

Until May 4th, launches the challenge of creating a work based on historical information preserved from the Web.

In this 6th edition of the Award, 15 000 euros will be granted to the three best works (1st place: 10 000 euros).

Works about any subject may be submitted, done individually or in group. The only condition is that was the main source of information.

The Público newspaper will grant an Honorable Mention for works based on the web-archived content of Público online.

The Aveiro Media Competence Center (AMCC) will also grant an Honorable Mention to one of the submitted works that focuses on the archives of the online version of century-old newspapers.

All details at:

The Award promotes the visibility of the applicants and their institutions.

Help us spread the word about the Award 2023 among potential candidates! was considered the best Digital Service of 2022

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Last updated on December 13th, 2022 at 12:39 pm

Exame Informática, the oldest Portuguese magazine on Information and Communication Technology, distinguished with the award for the Best Digital Service of the year 2022.

The prize was delivered during the 16th gala Os Melhores & As Maiores do Portugal Tecnológico, held on November 29th, 2022, in Lisbon.

Daniel Gomes, manager of, dedicated the award to the various teams that have worked on over the years. In the month in which marked 15 years of existence, this distinction is an excellent anniversary gift, he concluded.

He also invited those present to discover the old pages of Exame Informática preserved in

Photos of the event

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Award cerimony

Flash interview

Extract from the programme Exame Informática broadcast by SIC Notícias on 11 December 2022 (was obtained by external screen recording).

15 years of celebrated in a meeting promoted by Wikimedia


Last updated on November 14th, 2022 at 04:25 pm

On November 8, 2007, the Portuguese Web Archive was officially created and later named

To celebrate this date, Wikimedia Portugal and have associated themselves in the organization of an online event dedicated to the preservation of the digital heritage.


  • Introdução – André Barbosa, Wikimédia Portugal (Video)
  • 15 anos de – Daniel Gomes, (Slides, Video)
  • Wikimedia na Universidade: Exploração e Projetos na NOVA FCSH – Rute Correia, Residência WMPT na NOVA FCSH, (Slides; Video)
  • GLAM Wiki. Uma introdução geral – Giovanna Fontenelle, Fundação Wikimédia, Brasil (Slides; Video)
  • Demo dos recursos em acesso livre no – Daniel Gomes (Video)

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Afghanistan Websites and the fall of the regime in August 2021

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Last updated on September 26th, 2022 at 03:57 pm


Afghanistan Ministry of Economy website with Karima Faryabi (recorded August 17, 2021)

On August 15, 2021 the presidential palace in Kabul was taken over by the Taliban, consummating the fall of the regime that had been in place for 20 years, following the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

The community of Web archivists, through the Content Development Working Group – International Internet Preservation Consortium, was challenged to record the Afghan sites, given the risk that they would disappear with the new regime.

No time to lose when it comes to preserving the Web reacted quickly, launching an automatic content search focused on .af domain sites and on international media news about the ongoing events.

On August 17, the websites began to be recorded.

1800 website addresses from Afghanistan (ending in .af) and 500 media news stories from around the world were used.

The addresses, URLs or “seeds” were obtained through automated search using the Bing Search API and immediately put into recording.

Content available to know Afghanistan’s history

As a result of the collection carried out, more than 400 Gigabytes of information became available at, which anyone can use for research in the most diverse areas.

The main contribution of to the community of Web archivists was the use of the automatic search that allows a quick reaction in the recording of Web contents in imminent risk of being lost.

Know more open data set (

Content collected by the Content Development Working Group of the International Internet Preservation Consortium available at the Archive-it service

Tutorial: how to explore using Python

Last updated on February 23rd, 2023 at 04:15 pm

The Programming Historian aims to develop digital skills among the Humanities researchers through the publication of practical lessons in several languages.

The call Computational analysis skills for large-scale humanities data originated 7 new lessons.

One of them was the tutorial “Timeline summarization for large-scale past-web events with Python: the case of” developed by Daniel Gomes and Ricardo Campos.

It shows how to explore user interface and the Application Programming Interface (API) to execute advanced queries, process large amount of data or build new services, such as Tell me stories.

All the developed resources are freely available in open-access.

Open-access resources of the tutorial “Timeline summarization for large-scale past-web events with Python: the case of”



Open dataset about cryptocurrency

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Last updated on August 17th, 2022 at 09:19 am

(Photo: QuoteInspector)

Since 2008 the cryptocurrency market has revolutionised the world by innovating and expanding into other areas (e.g., finance and art). However, with this rapid expansion, many projects are created every day, giving rise to a wide and varied range of websites, technologies and scams. Markets follow financing stages and it is during an initial stage of euphoria that more projects are created.

We believe that as the cryptocurrency market  stabilises, projects/websites are disappearing because funding diminishes or runs out. initiated a new web archive collection that preserves web content that documents Cryptocurrency activities.

This work produced a new open dataset with information documenting each cryptocurrency project, including it is original URLs and links to the corresponding web-archived version in The information sources selected to create this dataset were:

We believe that by creating this new dataset related to cryptocurrencies and by preserving all the corresponding web content, it has the potential to originate innovative scientific contributions in several areas such as Economy or Digital Humanities.


Researchers who want to carry out studies on the Cryptocurrencies dataset and need earlier access to the collected contents can contact

Presentation at the IIPC Web Archiving Conference 2022

Meet the winners of the Award 2022! 2022

Last updated on January 30th, 2023 at 04:08 pm

The winners of the Award 2022 were announced by the Público newspaper on 22th July 2022, the official communication partner of this edition, which awarded an honorable mention to the best work based on its historical web content.

22 applications were received.

The award ceremony took place during the Commemorative Session of the World Science Day: the excellence of research in Portugal, on November 24th, at the Teatro Thalia, in Lisbon.

1st place – “Arquivo do Parlamento”

The winner of the 10 000 euro prize was the work “Parliamentary Archive” developed by Tiago Santos.

“Parliament Archive” is a web application that aggregates news and opinion articles extracted from based on’s open data.

For example, a user can search on a political personality and get speeches, news and other publications that has preserved.

2nd place – “Classificação automática de artigos estigmatizantes de doenças mentais”

The 2nd prize of 3 000 euros was awarded to the work “Automatic classification of stigmatizing articles of mental illness“, authored by Alina Yanchuk, Alina Trifan, Olga Fajarda and José Luís Oliveira.

This work developed a methodology for the automatic classification of stigmatizing mental illness articles, present in Portuguese online news newspapers, using Artificial Intelligence.

For example, a news article that uses the term schizophrenia associated with a news article about political life is classified as stigmatizing. Using automated processes, this work allows to identify thousands of news items and draw the attention of the media and society to the stigmatization of mental illnesses.

3rd place – “Arquivo Público”

The 3rd place winner received a prize of 2 000 euros and was awarded to the work “Arquivo Público”, developed by Diogo Correia and Ricardo Campos.

“Arquivo Público” is a web application focused on the contents published on the Público newspaper website over time and preserved by

As a result, we have a web interface that allows the visualization of archived news about a specific subject and also the representation of the number of news, most frequent terms and geographical reference.

Honorable Mention granted by Público newspaper

The Público newspaper, official partner of the 5th edition of the Award, granted an Honorable Mention to the work “Arquivo Público”, carried out by Diogo Correia and Ricardo Campos.

Photos of the award cerimony

The award ceremony took place during the commemorative session of the National Day of Scientific Culture, on November 24th 2022, at the Teatro Thalia, in Lisbon.

The awards were presented by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato, the President of the Board of Directors of FCT, Madalena Alves, and the representative of the media partner, the science editor of Público newspaper, Teresa Firmino.

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Créditos das fotos: Pedro Ferreira – FCT | FCCN |

Video of the cerimony

Flash interview videos

Dissemination materials


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Participation of in the meetings of the International Internet Preservation Consortium


Last updated on July 29th, 2022 at 12:33 pm

IIPC Web Archiving Conference

The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), a consortium that brings together Web preservation initiatives from around the world, held its General Assembly with its members between May 17 and 19, 2022.

The following week, between May 24 and 25, held the IIPC Web Archiving Conference (IIPC WAC), online as in the previous year due to the contingencies of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2022 edition of these two events was hosted by the Library of Congress. resources and initiatives presented at the IIPC WAC 2022

The IIPC Web Archiving Conference is an initiative open to the community, where people or entities interested in the Web preservation domain may participate.

The contributed to the Ligthtning Talks sessions (session 5 and session 13).

The presentations focused on the resources and initiatives that this service has lately developed for the community.

Cultural heritage on the Web: the online presence of museums

Last updated on July 7th, 2022 at 09:26 pm

The Portuguese Museums Network was the community invited to participate in the cycle of three webinars entitled “Cultural Heritage on the Web: online presence of museums”.

The aim is to raise awareness among museum managers and professionals about the importance of preserving content published on the Web and to make known the services and tools of

This initiative is promoted by the Direção Geral do Património Cultural, through the Departamento de Museus, Conservação e Credenciação and Divisão de Museus e Credenciação, which welcomed and integrated in its training offer the proposal of (FCT, I.P.) .

Information and materials

June 21st, 2022 – The and the preservation of digital memory (1st webinar)

In this session is presented as a useful service to museums and institutions that the community can count on to preserve digital cultural heritage, specifically Web content.

  • Speaker: Ricardo Basílio, digital curator (in substitution of Daniel Gomes, manager of
  • Duration: 15h30 -17h00
  • Slides (PDF)
  • Video

June 22, 2022 – Publishing Well to Preserve Well (2nd Webinar)

This session deals with the aspects that an institution must take into account to create and maintain preservable websites.

  • Speaker: Pedro Gomes, responsible for the collections
  • Duration: 15h30 -17h00
  • Slides
  • Vídeo

June 27, 2022 – Archiving the Web: DIY (3rd Webinar)

This session offers a tutorial for creating a local web archive, recording contentes in a standard format and using open tools that any person can use.

  • Speaker: Ricardo Basílio, digital curator
  • Duration: 15h30 -17h00
  • Vídeo
  • Slides

June 28, 2022 – Repeat of the first session (extra session)

Open session for those who were not able to participate in the 1st session.

  • Speaker: Ricardo Basílio, digital curator
  • Duration: 15h30 -17h00
  • Video
  • Slides

Online exhibition: discover museums’ online presence over time


Municipality of Sines and together on the International Archives Day


Last updated on June 27th, 2022 at 08:40 am

The Municipal Archive of the Municipality of Sines and celebrated the International Archives Day, June 9, at the Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho, with a Workshop on preserving the digital memory of Sines (Portugal).

The meeting was broadcast online with the aim of sharing with the community of archivists what has been an experience of collaborative curation of Web content.

Collaboration between a municipal archive and a web archive

This meeting took place in the continuity of a collaboration between the two teams developed during the pandemic period.

The Arquivo Municipal de Sines made a selective and systematic collection of Web content related to the Municipality of Sines, with the collaboration of local media, such as Rádio Miróbriga and Rádio Sines.

In turn, contributed with training on tools, like, that records in standardized format and prepared useful services, such as SavePageNow that allows to record pages on the fly directly on

Local history is better with preserved Web pages

From this collaboration resulted the preservation of thousands of Web pages (about 200 Gigabytes of information) about the experience of the pandemic in the geographical area of Sines and Santiago do Cacém.

The copies of the Web Archive Files (WARCs) sent to have been integrated to become available.