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.

rARC service suspended

Last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 02:46 pm

The rARc project is suspended since July, 2011.

The project for collaborative preservation named rARC started in 2007 within the Portuguese Web Archive.


We thank all the contributors for their collaboration and support.

Video about the Portuguese Web Archive

Last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 03:06 pm

The Portuguese Web Archive was presented at the Jornadas FCCN, on the 9th February, 2011.

The presentation focused on the following points:

  • Motivation for the Web archiving topic
  • Portuguese Web Archive project status report
  • Services available to the community

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Usability in practice: we have published a video about our experience

Last updated on December 20th, 2019 at 05:44 pm

We share our experience with usability processes used to solve problems in the development of the Portuguese Web Archive.

The presentation focuses on the following points:

  • What is usability?
  • The Portuguese Web Archive
  • Usability problems and development iterations
  • Usability recommendations and user-centred design

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