H2020 projects preserved by Arquivo.pt

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Last updated on December 6th, 2021 at 05:03 pm

The main objective of Arquivo.pt is to preserve online information for research and education purposes.

Previously, Arquivo.pt identified and preserved Research & Development project websites funded by the European Union during the FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7 programmes (1994-2013).

Now, Arquivo.pt contributed to preserve online information that documents R&D projects funded by the Horizon 2020 programme (2014-2021). It preserved 197 million web files (17 TB) related to science for future access.

H2020 projects publish valuable information online but are being lost

Websites about Research and Development (R&D) projects are increasingly being used to publish and disseminate important scientific information that complements published literature (e.g. data sets, documentation or software).

However, after projects ending, the corresponding websites usually disappear causing a permanent loss of unique and valuable scientific information.

Arquivo.pt automatically identified URLs that document H2020 Research and Development projects

The European Union’s Open Data Portal published a data set from the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) that documents H2020 research projects. However, from the 31 129 projects listed, only 46% presented a project URL.

Arquivo.pt developed a low-cost methodology that automatically identifies URLs related to R&D projects to be systematically preserved. This automatic identification is achieved through the combination of open data sets with web search services. This methodology is detailed on a scientific article published at the International Conference on Digital Preservation 2016.

In sum, we extracted 106 300 unique URLs from the following open data sets:

Then, we extracted the acronym and title of the projects from the data sets and automatically searched the web for additional URLs using the Bing Search API.

All the data sets and tools developed have been made publicly available in open access so that they can be reused and collaboratively enhanced. In particular, you can access the software developed to automatically identify additional URLs about H2020 projects.

197 million web files related to science were preserved

Arquivo.pt identified and preserved 197 million web files (17 TB) that document R&D projects funded by Horizon 2020.

In 2021, we can already witness project websites that are no longer available online, such as the Extended Model of Organic Semiconductors (EXTMOS) project (http://extmos.eu/). However, it was preserved and can be accessed at Arquivo.pt:

Archived version at Arquivo.pt (https://arquivo.pt/wayback/20170427182603/http://extmos.eu/) of the home page of the EXTMOS Research and Development project (http://extmos.eu/)funded by H2020.
Archived version at Arquivo.pt of the home page of the EXTMOS Research and Development project funded by H2020.

Contributions to complement the European Open Data Sets

All the resulting data sets were made publicly available so that they can be improved and reused by other organizations also interested on preserving this digital heritage:

If you want to know more information about this collection you can watch the video Preservation of web content related to Horizon 2020.

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“Major Minors” on World Digital Preservation Day 2021

Last updated on December 13th, 2021 at 12:03 pm

The winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2021 were the guests of the Arquivo.pt online session on World Digital Preservation Day 2021.

As in previous years, Arquivo.pt joined this international initiative by holding an open session, where useful knowledge will be shared with the community.

Paulo Martins, Leandro Costa and Jose Carlos Ramalho, who guided this work, spoke about the “Major Minors” project and how they used the contents preserved by Arquivo.pt.

The “Major Minors” project is an ontology of press clippings from Portuguese newspapers with reference to social minorities.  It aims to map and study the representation of minorities in the Portuguese journalistic context over the first two decades of the 21st century.

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Agenda

November 4th

3:00 pm – Welcome and news by Daniel Gomes (slides PDF, 3MB)
3:10 pm – Major Minors by Paulo Martins, Leandro Costa  and José Carlos Ramalho (Slides PDF, 5MB)
3:40 pm – Questions and answers
4:00 pm – End

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Create automatic narratives about any topic!

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Arquivo.pt provides a new function that allows you to automatically create temporal narratives on any topic.

The “Narrative” functionality, integrated into Arquivo.pt in September 2021, is the result of the collaboration between “Conta-me Histórias”, winner of the Arquivo.pt Award 2018, and Arquivo.pt.

The Conta-me Histórias” (Tell me Stories) project was developed by researchers from the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (LIAAD – INESCTEC )  and affiliated to the institutions Instituto Politécnico de Tomar – Center for Research in Smart Cities (CI2) ; University of Porto and University of Innsbruck .

How it works?

When a user enters a set of words about a topic in the Arquivo.pt search box and clicks on the “Narrative” button, the user is directed to the “Conta-me Histórias” service, which automatically analyzes the news from 25 websites archived by Arquivo.pt over time and presents a chronology of news related to the topic.

For example, if we search for “Just Bieber” and click on the “Narrative” button (Figure 1), we will be directed to the “Conta-me Histórias” , where we will automatically obtain a narrative of archived news (Figure 2).

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Figure 1: Search results for pages about “Justin Bieber”.

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Figure 2: Narrative of news about “Justin Bieber” from Portuguese news sites preserved by Arquivo.pt generated by the “Conta-me Histórias” service.

Create your narrative now!

“Conta-me Histórias” researches, analyzes and aggregates thousands of results to generate each narrative about a topic. It is recommended to choose descriptive words about well-defined themes, personalities or events to obtain good narratives.

Creating a narrative is useful for researchers, journalists or citizens who want to quickly get an overview of the evolution of a topic along time, thus saving them a lot of time and effort.

Go to Arquivo.pt and try to create a narrative about a theme of your choice.

Tell us about your experience so we can improve the service!

Book “The Past Web: Exploring Web Archives” available in Green Open access!

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Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 09:49 am

Meet the new book The Past Web Exploring Web Archives arquivo.pt/book

 

The deadline to freely download the book was extended to 20th March!

 

Since 2006, a book has not been published that reflects the state-of-the-art in the area of ​​web preservation and the research that has been conducted on web archives.

The main goal of the new book The Past Web: Exploring Web Archives was to create a new, up-to-date resource to educate more people in the field of web preservation and to make web archives known to researchers and academics.

As such, the book is primarily aimed at the academic and scientific communities, and presents the most innovative methods for exploring information from the past preserved by web archives.

Daniel Gomes, manager of Arquivo.pt led the book’s editorial team, which also included the field specialists Elena DemidovaJane Winters and Thomas Risse. In total, the book resulted from the contributions of 40 authors from around the world who are experts in web archiving.

The book is divided into 6 parts where we find various resources for exploring pages archived from the Internet since the 1990s.

We can also learn how to preserve our collective memory in the Digital Era, which strategies to use when selecting online content, and what impact web archives have on preserving historical information.

The book aims to support professors in their mission to transmit innovative and adequate knowledge for the digital literacy required to train professionals for the 21st century.

The manager of Arquivo.pt alerts to the need of including web archives in teaching plans and emphasizes that this knowledge brings a great competitive advantage especially for students of  Humanities and Social Sciences.

An innovative detail of this book is that all its cited links have been preserved by Arquivo.pt in order to ensure that the references remain valid over time.

The book is available for free to be downloaded from Portuguese higher education institutions (b-On member entities) until March 6th 2022!

If you do not belong to a Portuguese higher education institution, you can download a pre-print version of the book (Green Open Access).

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2019 websites available and Arquivo.pt surpasses 10 billion files

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Last updated on December 16th, 2021 at 06:43 pm

The information collected from the Web during 2019 is now avaliable in Arquivo.pt (in respect to the embargo period of 1 year).

Printed screen from www.politico.eu preserved by Arquivo.pt, collected in June 18, 2019. Article about the Notre Dame fire in Paris, "Notre Dame fire 'fully extinguished’ as fundraising starts".
Printed screen from www.politico.eu preserved by Arquivo.pt, collected in June 18, 2019. Article about the Notre Dame fire in Paris, “Notre Dame fire ‘fully extinguished’ as fundraising starts”.

Remember and research historical events in 2019, such as

Arquivo.pt has visited 2 million sites and collected 1,7 billion files, 131TB in total, so that you can access the memory of past events.

In 2021, Arquivo.pt provides open access to more than 10 billion files (721 TB) from 27 million websites.

Arquivo.pt certified as an open data provider

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Last updated on September 16th, 2021 at 09:45 am

Arquivo.pt has been collaborating with Agência Modernização Administrativa (AMA) with the aim of improving the preservation of Public Administration websites.

Collaboration is based on three action points:

AMA is the public organisation responsible for promoting digital means in Public Administration and aims to modernise and simplify citizens’ access to State services.

Arquivo.pt is a service operated by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia I.P. that preserves data published on the Web between 1996 and the present day, making them accessible to any citizen for memory and research purposes.

EU open data directive includes documents on websites

The Directive (EU) 2019/1024 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on open data and the re-use of public sector information stipulates the following:

“(30) This Directive lays down the definition of the term ‘document’ and that definition should include any part of a document. The term ‘document’ should cover any representation of acts, facts or information — and any compilation of such acts, facts or information — whatever its medium (paper, or electronic form or as a sound, visual or audiovisual recording.

(34) To facilitate re-use, public sector bodies should, where possible and appropriate, make documents, including those published on websites, available through an open and machine-readable format and together with their metadata, at the best level of precision and granularity, in a format that ensures interoperability

(35) A document should be considered to be in a machine-readable format if it is in a file format that is structured in such a way that software applications can easily identify, recognise and extract specific data from it. Data encoded in files that are structured in a machine-readable format should be considered to be machine-readable data. A machine-readable format can be open or proprietary. They can be formal standards or not.

(60) The Commission should facilitate the cooperation among Member States and support the design, testing, implementation and deployment of interoperable electronic interfaces that enable more efficient and secure public services.

Arquivo.pt is a public service that has the mission of preserving documents published on Internet sites to enable their long-term open access and provides interoperable electronic interfaces (APIs) for their automatic processing.

The Portuguese Law No. 68/2021 of 2021-08-26 approves the general principles on open data and transposes the European Directive.

Arquivo.pt was certified as a Public Administration open data provider

The AMA recognized Arquivo.pt as a public service and open data provider and awarded its certification seal on the Open Data Portal.

Arquivo.pt collects general information published on the Web of interest to the Portuguese community. However, it is also responsible for the preservation of Public Administration websites, such as the Portal do Governo, in collaboration with the Management Center for the Government Electronic Network (CEGER).

Any citizen can access the open data resulting from these historical archives and, for example, search for official information published on the websites of successive governments.

In 2021, Arquivo.pt provided open access to over 10 billion files (721 TB) from 27 million websites. The open data preserved by Arquivo.pt can be explored through the search interface, automatically through API (https://arquivo.pt/api) or by reusing derived datasets.

Derived datasets available on the Open Data Portal

Besides the original web artefacts preserved at Arquivo.pt, this service has generated open datasets derived from its activities, which are now available in open access so that they can be reused:

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2021 Local Elections: We Need Your Help!

Last updated on August 2nd, 2021 at 02:22 pm

We have been emphasizing during our presentations that Arquivo.pt requires your collaboration to preserve information published on the Web related to Elections.

Campaign websites are historically relevant. However, they are difficult to identify because they appear and disappear quickly. Moreover, they are often exclusively referenced through printed media (e.g. posters).

That’s why your collaboration is essential!

To help, simply add addresses of pages or sites related to the Municipal Elections of 2017 through the following link:

Suggesting only 1 address related to your location will make a valuable contribution.

Can you help?

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Meet the winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2021!

Last updated on February 18th, 2022 at 12:39 pm


The winners of the Arquivo.pt 2020 Award was announced by the Público newspaper, the official media partner of this year’s edition, which granted an honorable mention to the best work based on the contents of the newspaper. 26 candidate works were received.

The award ceremony toke place during Science 2021 – Meeting with Science and Technology, june 30, at the Lisbon Congress Center.

1st place – “Major Minors”

The winner of the 10,000 euros prize was the work “Major Minors” by Paulo Martins e Leandro Costa.

“Major Minors” is an Ontology of press clippings from Portuguese newspapers with reference to social minorities.

2nd place – “Politiquices”

The 2nd prize in the amount of 3,000 euros was awarded to the work “Politiquices” developed by David Batista.

“Politquices” is a Web application that allows searching support or opposition relations between political personalities and parties expressed in news headlines preserved at Arquivo.pt.

This interface makes it possible to analyse the relationship of support or opposition between two political personalities or organisations.

3rd place – “Primeiras páginas de jornais online portugueses”

The 3rd place winner received a prize of 2,000 euros and was awarded to the work “Primeiras páginas de jornais online portugueses”, developed by Susana Parreiraunder the supervision of Ana Sabino, Ana Boavida e Penousal Machado.

“Primeiras páginas de jornais online portugueses” (Front pages of Portuguese online newspapers) presents an interactive graphical analysis of the front pages of Portuguese online newspapers. For this study, specific items within the newspaper design were analysed, thus allowing trends to be observed over time.

As a result we have a Web interface that allows interactively visualising, for example, the space occupied by the images on the Público newspaper front page.

Menção Honrosa do Público

Público newspaper, official partner of the 4th edition of the Arquivo.pt Prize, awarded its Honorable Mention to the work “Primeiras páginas de jornais online portugueses”.

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“Art Forever on the Web”: Cycle of Webinars

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Last updated on July 6th, 2021 at 01:23 pm

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Colectiva de Artistas. 2008.04.19 a 2008.06.07. Galeria Quadrado Azul. Porto. Composition from a Webpage preserved on Arquivo.pt: www.quadradoazul.pt, 22nd October 2008.

On April 29, May 27 and July 1, from 3 to 4:30 pm, webinars geared to the community of artists, curators, gallerists and event producers will be held, open also to anyone interested in learning more about preserving art websites.

Throughout the sessions, participants will learn in detail about the functionalities of Arquivo.pt in order to take advantage of this public Web preservation service. They will have technical information, in the form of recommendations and best practices, to create preservable websites. Finally, they will learn how to use available tools to save their websites in a standardized format so that their contents are not lost.

This cycle of Webinars is an initiative of the “Forever” Project, a collaboration between the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Art Library and Arquivo.pt under the ROSSIO infrastructure.

For more details and sharing, please see the program (PDF) (in Portuguese).

Sign up!

April 29 – The Arquivo.pt and the preservation of digital memory
May 27 – Recommendations for creating preservable websites for the future
July 1 – Archiving the Web: do-it-yourself!

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Millions of images from the past!

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Last updated on May 17th, 2022 at 10:59 am

Arquivo.pt launched a new version named Dionisius, on March 24th 2021.

1.8 billion images from the past Web are now searchable on Arquivo.pt.

Supporting large-scale image search over Web archives is a world-wide innovation.

To learn more about the development of this system, watch the video “Arquivo.pt image search 2020-2021“.

Try for example, how a search for images about “golf” returns images gathered from archived websites.

Print of an example of the image search at Arquivo.pt

Results page from a search for the term “golf” on Arquivo.pt.

The new image search API also allows you to create new works to apply for the Arquivo.pt Awards.

Help us to improve!

To help us, just try to perform an image search on Arquivo.pt using any device (e.g. laptop, mobile phone, tablet).

If you have any comment, please contact us!

Remember to always send us the URL of the page you are referring to.

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