New video: “The Portuguese Web Archive: An overview”

Last updated on December 20th, 2019 at 05:26 pm

The Portuguese Web Archive preserves and provides access to information published on the web of main interest to the Portuguese community. It provides a free and publicly available full-text search service over 1 billion web archived since 1996.

This video provides an overview of the services provided by the Portuguese Web Archive:

Come and meet the Portuguese Web Archive at the event «Presente no Futuro» in Lisbon

Last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 02:07 pm

We archive the reality of our days so that in 2030 we are able to study our history.

The Portuguese Web Archive will participate in the event «Presente no Futuro» (Present at the Future) – the portuguese in 2030, on the 14th and 15th of September at Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon. Come and meet us.

Satisfaction surveys of the Portuguese Web Archive at Jornadas FCCN 2012

Last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 02:10 pm

The demonstration session of the Portuguese Web Archive aimed to bring participants to experience, in an informal and relaxed way, the Archive and its features in order to identify faults and points to correct, and record users’ suggestions to improve the system.

The participants were invited, in case they were interested, to take a challenge with three steps, which included finding historical pages in the Archive.

The participants were asked to fill in a satisfaction survey, in an increasing scale of satisfaction from 1 to 7, with questions related to their experience with the Portuguese Web Archive. The obtained results show that users liked to use the service (6.1 average), that they easily learned to use it (5.9 average) and that they easily found the information they were seeking (5.1 average). It should be noted that the users claimed that they would use the service in the future (6.1) and they would talk about it to their friends (6.2).

The results obtained are positive regarding the quality of the new interface and allowed to set priorities for future service improvements.

Technical report analyses query suggestion for Web archives

Last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 02:20 pm

Misspelled queries are a common problem in search engines and Web archives. This work is the result of the development and integration of a spell checking and query suggestion feature in the Portuguese Web Archive.

The integration of the developed query suggestion feature in the Portuguese Web Archive’s interface enables an improved user experience.

Scientific study analyses worldwide Web archiving initiatives

Last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 02:36 pm

This research presents a global and updated overview of Web archiving initiatives. The analysis of the initiatives provided several statistics, such as the volume of archived data or the number of people engaged.

The paper A survey on web archiving initiatives, by Daniel Gomes, João Miranda and Miguel Costa, was presented at the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011, in Berlin, Germany.