Arquivo.pt is finalist for the DPC Awards 2024

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Last updated on July 16th, 2024 at 11:35 am

The Digital Preservation Coalition Awards

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is dedicated to promoting digital preservation and associated best practices.

The DPC Awards promote exemplary and innovative digital preservation use cases from all over the world.

The Arquivo.pt team submitted two applications to the DPC Awards 2024 in the categories of “Safeguarding the Digital Legacy” and “Research and Innovation”.

The Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy celebrates the practical application of preservation tools to protect at-risk digital objects.

The Award for Research and Innovation recognizes excellence in practical research and innovation activities.

Arquivo.pt applications to the DPC Awards

#1 Arquivo.pt catalog of tools for digital preservation

Information that rules modern-day lives is born-digital and disseminated online. However, invaluable digital objects published online have been continuously lost.

Arquivo.pt is a public infrastructure which supports the preservation of digital objects published online to safeguard this digital legacy for future generations.

Thus, in October 2023 after 15 years of research and development, Arquivo.pt released a Catalog of 13 innovative tools to support the preservation of at-risk online content, from acquisition to dissemination (e.g. search and access, APIs, training, open data sets, exhibitions).

Arquivo.pt safeguards online digital objects of worldwide interest for research and education.

The Arquivo.pt Catalog was selected asfinalist to the Safeguarding the Digital Legacy Award.

#2 Searching preserved web-images

Images published online are precious digital assets that document contemporary times for future generations.

This initiative describes the research and development of an innovative image search system that enables the discovery and access to billions of preserved images acquired from the web since the 1990s.

This research was applied to enhance the Arquivo.pt web archive with an image search service publicly available to any Internet user, officially launched in August 2022.

The resulting scientific and technical publications are available in open-access and the developed software is available as free open-source to be reused and enhanced by the community.

This work on searching images preserved in web archives applied for the Research and Innovation Award.

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Arquivo.pt in the top 3 of government services in Portugal

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Arquivo.pt, Portugal’s national web preservation service, has earned a prominent position by being named one of the top 3 government services in the 2023 Portugal Digital Awards. This recognition is testimony to the crucial role played by Arquivo.pt in the preservation and accessibility of Portugal’s digital heritage.

The three finalists in the category Best Government Project (best digital transformation project in the public administration sector) were Arquivo.pt, the Porto Digital Association and Banco de Portugal, which received the winning award.

Mission and recognition

Arquivo.pt, developed by the FCCN – National Scientific Computing , stands out as an innovative initiative in the field of digital preservation. Its mission is to collect and archive web content, allowing users to access past versions of web pages, documents and other online resources.

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The recognition at the Portugal Digital Awards highlights not only the importance of digital preservation, but also the effectiveness and relevance of Arquivo.pt as a government service. By providing a journey through time via the Internet, this resource becomes a valuable tool for researchers, academics and the general public.

Commitment to digital preservation

Participation in the award underlines Arquivo.pt’s commitment to improving the historical record of the evolution of the Web in Portugal. This service not only contributes to the country’s digital memory, but also facilitates research, promoting understanding of digital evolution over time.

In addition, Arquivo.pt’s distinction reflects FCCN’s ongoing effort to develop and improve innovative services that benefit society. Digital preservation is a crucial component in ensuring that Portugal’s digital heritage is passed on to future generations, and Arquivo.pt fulfills this role in a unique way.

In conclusion, recognition in the Portugal Digital Awards 2023, a competition that received over 300 candidate services, solidifies Arquivo.pt’s position as one of the leading government services at the forefront of digital preservation. This achievement highlights the growing importance of digital preservation in the digital age in which we live.

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Prepare a work for the Arquivo.pt Award 2024!

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Last updated on March 4th, 2024 at 10:46 am

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Until May 6, 2024, Arquivo.pt is launching the challenge of creating a work based on  historical information preserved from the Web.

In this 7th edition of the Arquivo.pt Award, €15,000 will be awarded to the 3 best works (€10,000 for 1st place), plus 3 honorable mentions.

Know more at: arquivo.pt/award

Honorable mentions for authors and professors

To promote the use of the Arquivo.pt in the context of teaching, research or professional usage, three partners institutions promoted honorable mentions with an associated prize.

  • The Público newspaper will award an Honorable Mention to works based on the Público online content preserved by Arquivo.pt.
  • The Aveiro Media Competence Center (AMCC) will award an Honorable Mention to the best work on the web archive of one or more Portuguese online media.
  • Association DNS.PT will award an Honorable Mention to a professor or teacher who has encouraged the submission of works.

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CDXJ index files are available to support bulk access

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Last updated on May 5th, 2023 at 01:39 pm

The research and education community has been requesting to support the bulk download of web-archived data and index files (CDXJ), for instance, to feed AI training models, optimize routing of web archive requests or recover information from selected websites (e.g. news).

Arquivo.pt begun making all its CDXJ index files publicly available in real-time to facilitate the bulk download of web-archived data. Learn how at:

Your feedback with comments or suggestions is most welcome to improve this service!

Please disseminate this information among potentially interested parties.

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.”

 

Arquivo.pt 2018 Award Winners

Last updated on July 18th, 2024 at 05:33 pm


Arquivo.pt 2018 Award was presented  to the winners by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation , Carlos Moedas,on July 3 at  Ciência 2018 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

27 applications were received.

First prize – “Conta-me Histórias” (Tell me Stories)

“Conta-me Histórias” won first prize and 10 000 euros. This is a team effort from Ricardo Campos, Arian Pasquali, Vítor Mangaravite, Alípio Jorge and Adam Jatowt.

Conta-me Histórias is an online service that provides a temporal narrative about any subject using  24 electronic news platforms.

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

The second prize of 3 000 euros was given to “Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper” from João Teixeira Duarte and Zélia Teixeira.

This study intends to facilitate a reflection about homosexuality portrait in a Portuguese newspaper over 20 years.

Third Prize – “Arquivo de Opinião”

The third prize of 2 000 euros was given to “Arquivo de Opinião” from Miguel Won.

Arquivo de Opinião is a web application which offers the user a digital repository  of opinion articles published between 2008 and 2016, in the most prominent Portuguese media outlets.

About Arquivo.pt Award

Arquivo.pt Award intends to highlight every year, innovative and original projects showing Arquivo.pt utility as a research data infrastructure.

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