Videos from Arquivo.pt Seminar in Tomar

Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 03:10 pm

The Arquivo.pt team held a training session at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar last October

Daniel Gomes, the manager of Arquivo.pt, and Fernando Melo and Daniel Bicho, from the development and technology team, presented the seminar “Arquivo.pt: pesquise páginas do passado!” (Arquivo.pt: search pages from the past!) to students of the Institute and other people interested in learning how to use the digital archives.

Click on the links below to watch Arquivo.pt team’s presentations (in Portuguese)

Arquivo.pt training sessions are free. Contact us to schedule a visit to your institution.

Arquivo.pt 2019 Award: Submissions are open!

Last updated on February 19th, 2019 at 04:12 pm

Submissions for Arquivo.pt Award 2019 are officially open! The deadline is May 3, at 1 pm (Lisbon time).

The three best works will receive a total of 15 000 euros.

Individual or group works on any subject are accepted. The only requirement is that they use Arquivo.pt as their main source of information.

Here’s how to apply: arquivo.pt/award2019

Good luck!

IT specialists to collaborate with Arquivo.pt

Last updated on May 21st, 2019 at 03:59 pm

The ROSSIO Project-  Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities has an open call for 2 positions to collaborate with Arquivo.pt.

Call is open until February 5th, 2019.

Check for application details at the links below.

1. Front-end developer

Main tasks

  • Middleware development;
  • Development of user interfaces;
  • Usability Experience quality control (UX).

Application details

2. Java/Linux specialist

Main tasks

  • Development of large-scale distributed computer systems;
  • Analysis, planning and operation of computer services;
  • Corrective and evolutive maintenance of software;
  • Interaction with scientific and technical communities to establish collaborations and identify requirements.

Application details

Arquivo.pt exhibition in Lisbon

Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 03:51 pm

Some of the pages archived by Arquivo.pt have taken to the streets this January. During the month of January, six iconic pages from Portugal’s recent history will be displayed in the lobby windows of the Secretaria-Geral da Educação e Ciência, at Avenida 5 de outubro, 107, in Lisbon.

The exhibition is open to the public all day long until the 31st January and shows examples of pages which, nowadays, can only be visited through Arquivo.pt, such as the result of the 1996 Presidential Elections in Portugal, the Expo’98 page, or the first home page of the RTP television network, published in 1998.

This exhibition is itinerant, so if you are interested in bringing it to your city or institution, please contact Arquivo.pt.

Exposição 05 de Outubro

Expo3
Expo4
Expo1
Expo2
Expo5
Expo6
Expo3 Expo4 Expo1 Expo2 Expo5 Expo6

EXPO’98: Twenty years by Arquivo.pt

Last updated on December 13th, 2018 at 01:59 pm

With the theme “ “Os Oceanos, Um Património para o Futuro” (Oceans, a Heritage for the Future“), EXPO’98 took place in Lisbon, 1998.

Considered a turning point for Lisbon and Portugal, from May 2 to September 30, 1998, the event attracted around 11 million visitors.  EXPO’98 also had as its purpose to highlight the 500 years of the Portuguese Discoveries.

The importance of EXPO’98 did not stop there:

  • It was a strategic project for the country and culminated with the regeneration of an area of about 340 hectares in the eastern part of the city, next to the Tagus River.
  • Attended by 146 countries and 14 international organizations.

EXPO’98 website preserved by Arquivo.pt

However, as in the digital world, much of the information disappears after a short time, only with Arquivo.pt you can even browse EXPO’98 page, serving as a historical and research base about the event.

A moment that Arquivo.pt keeps for the memory of those days not be lost and for future research about their impact on the lives of all Portuguese.

Travel through EXPO’98 with Arquivo.pt!

Examples of EXPO’98 pages preserved by Arquivo.pt

 

Arquivo.pt celebrates the World Digital Preservation Day with free training

WDPD2018

Last updated on April 3rd, 2019 at 11:11 am

November 29 is the World Digital Preservation Day 2018 (#WDPD2018).

To celebrate the date, Arquivo.pt will offer a free training on Web Preservation. The objective of the training is to maximize users’ productivity in exploring the service.

A minimum of 10 participants is required. Registration is free. 

The event will begin at 2:30 pm (see full schedule below), in the Pequeno Auditório located at FCT-FCCN (Avenida do Brasil, 101 – Lisbon).

Schedule

Target Audience

  • Information professionals (e.g. librarians, archivists, and documentalists)
  • Website managers (e.g. Communication and Design bureaus)
  • Web content authors (e.g. bloggers)
  • Professors, students, and researchers interested in Digital Preservation

Photo gallery

Dia Mundial da Preservação Digital

Ricardo Campos
Ricardo Basílio
Daniel Gomes
João Gomes, Diretor da Área de Serviços Avançados
Dia Mundial da Preservação Digital no Arquivo.pt
Equipa do Arquivo.pt
Ricardo Campos Ricardo Basílio Daniel Gomes João Gomes, Diretor da Área de Serviços Avançados Dia Mundial da Preservação Digital no Arquivo.pt Equipa do Arquivo.pt

 

Webinar Web Archiving in academic libraries

Preservation- workflow

Last updated on April 3rd, 2019 at 10:51 am

Web archiving process

“Curation of preserved websites – how it works” was the subject of the webinar promoted by  Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas (APBAD, Lisbon), the Portuguese association of librarians, past October 9, and presented by Ricardo Basílio, librarian and digital curator at Arquivo.pt.

Gathering the online memory of the Universities

The hands-on presentation showed how anyone, even a non-TI expert, can adequately capture, store and replay a website or a social page of an institutional website. Basílio also gave specific examples on how to gather and share collections of institutional contents previously published on the Web: a list, an exhibition, a recovery of a past content to be published on Twitter or Facebook, etc.

A librarian can be a curator of websites

Human and qualitative evaluation is the focus of the digital curator, even when we use such a proficient tool like Webrecorder. The most important point is to enable librarians to practice micro-archiving and create local collections.

Video (40 minutes, in Portuguese)
Presentation (PDF, in Portuguese)

Arquivo.pt Award will be back in 2019!

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 11:33 am

Arquivo.pt will distinguish again in 2019, works that make use of web information from the past in a useful and innovative way.

There will be 15 000 € in prizes:

  • 1º place: 10 000 €
  • 2º place: 3 000 €
  • 3º place: 2 000 €

Proposals can be presented by individuals or groups. The winners will be those that best promote the usage of preserved web information and the services provided by Arquivo.pt.

The contest will follow the same format as in the previous edition and will be open to everyone regardless of their area of study or activity.

The definite rules and application dates will be announced shortly. Applications will be open in early 2019.

First edition winners  (Arquivo.pt Award 2018)

The first edition, in 2018, awarded 3 proposals. The 1st prize went to the team led by Ricardo Campos, INESC TEC researcher and professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT) with the project Conta-me Histórias, a platform which automatically generates temporal narratives from online news about topics submitted by its users.

For Ricardo Campos the award was:

“An important boost for the project, and thanks to this award, other research works or even commercial applications may be come up.”

 

Study on “homosexuality” based on past news

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 11:35 am

Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper

by João Teixeira Duarte and Zélia Teixeira, winners of the second prize of the Arquivo.pt Awards 2018.

This work values the social changes in the Portuguese and international reality when it comes to the visibility of LGBT-related social issues, and explores the role of social communication in promoting the visibility of these issues, along with its influence in keeping them in the social agenda.

20 years of the Expresso news site under review

To achieve this, 20 years of publication history of the Expresso newspaper published online (from 1997 to 2017) — mainly accessed through the Arquivo.pt web archive tool — were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively.

In quantitative terms, through grounded analysis the following categories emerged: Legislative-political (81 pieces), Social (37), Discrimination and aggression (23), Arts and culture (18), Popular (12), Religious (15), Opinion (19), Link between homosexuality and pedophilia (5).

In qualitative terms, a trend to normalise homossexual individuals, relationships and related issues (such as same sex marriage and adoption) was observed.

In parallel, a tendency to progressively represent the LGBT population’s negative experiences for emotional resonance was also found.

In general, this archive encapsulated a glimpse of the evolution of this social phenomenon in the Portuguese society, in tandem and sometimes in contrast with the international realities that framed it.

More Info (in Portuguese)