FCT-FCCN’s Advanced Services Area, which includes Arquivo.pt and the Video Services, has opened a vacancy for complementary training in infrastructure and services for science management (scholarship grant).
The activities to be carried out will be related to the training and dissemination of advanced services for scientific research and higher education.
The deadline for submitting applications is October 27, 2017.
Arquivo.pt automatically identified URLs related to Research and Development projects
The main objective of Arquivo.pt is to preserve online information for scientific and academic purposes. Therefore, it developed a pragmatic and low-cost process that automatically identifies URLs related to R&D projects to be systematically preserved. Automatic identification is achieved through the combination of open data sets with free search services. This work is detailed in an article published at the International Conference on Digital Preservation 2016.
52 million web files related to science were preserved
The application of the developed process already enabled the preservation of 52 million files (7 TB) obtained from 53 993 websites of R&D projects financed since the FP4 (1994), such as the WEZARD project funded by FP7 aimed at “preparing the future research community in the area of air transport system robustness when it is faced with weather hazards”. The website for this project (www.wezard.eu) is no longer available online. However, it was preserved and can be accessed at Arquivo.pt.
All the websites identified and preserved during this project are accessible through Arquivo.pt since March 2017.
Contributions to complement the European Open Data Portal data sets
The developed process was applied to the data sets published through the European Open Data Portal to try to complement the missing information regarding project URLs. The obtained results showed that the completeness of the FP7 data set was improved by 86.6%.
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 (FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7).
“How can my blog stay in the Digital History of Portugal?” Is the starting question for this meeting dedicated to digital preservation.
On the 23rd February 2017, the FCCN unit of the FCT, in Lisbon, responsible for Arquivo.pt, hosted a free training session for bloggers in the areas of technology, lifestyle and fashion. Under the motto of working to leave their blogs in the history of the Portuguese Web, this set of bloggers joined the research infrastructure Arquivo.pt attending sessions on digital preservation techniques
This training will take place during the event Jornadas FCCN 2017 at UTAD from 19 to 21 April.
This training course will take place at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), 20 de abril, 14:30-16:00.
Arquivo.pt: an innovative service at your disposal
How to publish preservable information for the future
Automatic access to Arquivo.pt (APIs)
Do not miss the Zapping of other services at your service!
We also highlight the “Zapping session of FCCN projects and services” (April 20, 9:30). During just 1 hour anyone can get to know all the services offered by the FCCN, free or at no cost to the academic community.
Registration is free and includes social events. However, the number of registrations is limited and we accept submissions in order of submission. The main objective of Jornadas FCCN is to interact with the local communities.
Please spread the word about it to potential interested parties.