University of Lisbon preserved over 100 historical websites in the Arquivo.pt Memorial

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Last updated on November 21st, 2023 at 03:24 pm

More than 100 historical websites from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) are now accessible through the Memorial service of Arquivo.pt.

FCUL’s IT Department sent to Arquivo.pt a list of old websites hosted on its servers that were no longer updated, but whose historical content continues to be interesting to the community (e.g. websites of research projects or scientific events).

Arquivo.pt preserved these websites in collaboration with their ownersa, seeking to maintain a faithful representation of the published content for the future.

FCUL redirected the domain of each website to Arquivo.pt, and then, became able to disconnect the respective servers and  begin sparing the resources spent on their maintenance (e.g. electricity, data center space, human resources).

The show case of MiNEMA

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Landing page of www.minema.di.fc.ul.pt at Memorial do Arquivo.pt.

The MiNEMA scientific program website was the first that FCUL integrated into the Memorial. This website stopped being updated in 2009 when the project ended. FCUL invested resources in maintaining the website for another 10 years until it became necessary to suspend it down for cybersecurity reasons.

The Memorial of Arquivo.pt emerged as an option and since 2020, FCUL just needs to maintain the domain www.minema.di.fc.ul.pt while Arquivo.pt preserveS the information contained on the website.

Please note that the website’s content continues to be displayed in search engine results.

Follow FCUL and preserve your historical websites in the Memorial!

An increasing number of institutions are recurring to the Memorial of Arquivo.pt to safely preserve the content of their historical websites. For example, FCUL preserved 116 websites, the Government IT Network Management Center preserved 23 and the Foundation for Science and Technology preserved 40.

Public institutions have priority to benefit from this service. However, other entities can also request it as long as they own the website domain.

Identify your historical websites candidate to be integrated into the Memorial of Arquivo.pt and contact us!

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Completing webpages from the past: it is possible!

Last updated on October 16th, 2023 at 06:59 pm

Some web-archived pages are reproduced incompletely due to problems occurred during the archiving process (e.g. deformatted or missing embedded images).

Complete page is a function of Arquivo.pt that allows to recover missing elements in web-archived pages, from other web archives or the original websites.

When a user views a page archived in Arquivo.pt, just needs to access the Options menu in the top right corner and choose Complete page.

This process is performed automatically.

How does Complete page work?

If you open a web-archived page that appears incomplete, try the Complete page option and wait.

Arquivo.pt will search for missing elements on the Internet and in other web archives using the Memento protocol. If it succeeds, the obtained elements will be immediately displayed on the web-archived page.

Later, these recovered elements are integrated into the Arquivo.pt collection, so that the web-archived page will appear more complete in the future accesses performed by any user.

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Completing the home page of artist Cristina Guerra’s website found a missing image.

For example, the website of artist Cristina Guerra archived in 2005 had a missing image. By using Complete page, it was possible in 2021 to obtain this missing image from another web archive which preserved it.

Participate in collaborative curation to improve the quality of Arquivo.pt!

Due to the high number of web-archived pages, it is not possible for Arquivo.pt to complete them all automatically. Therefore, the collaboration of users to identify important pages with missing elements and try to complete them is important.

By using Complete page, the users are contributing to improve the quality of the historical webpages preserved in Arquivo.pt!

Always give it a try to complete web-archived pages may that look incomplete. If you detect any problem, contact us.

Spread the word about the Arquivo.pt Complete page!

Arquivo.pt presentations at IIPC GA/WAC and RESAW 2023

Last updated on August 1st, 2023 at 12:42 pm

Meeting with the Web Archive Community

The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), a consortium that brings together Web preservation initiatives from around the world, held its General Assembly with its members on May 10, 2023.

On the following days, May 11 and 12, the IIPC Web Archiving Conference (IIPC WAC) was held, an initiative open to the community, where people or entities not associated with the IIPC and interested in the Web preservation domain can participate.

The two events were jointly hosted by KB – National Library of the Netherlands, and by Beeld & Geluid – Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision.

Contributions from the Arquivo.pt at the Web Archiving Conference

Arquivo.pt participated in the IIPC working group meetings (Training Working Group and Curators Working Group) and contributed with presentations in the thematic sessions Collaborations & Outreach and Program infrastructure (sessions 7 and 17).

  • Arquivo.pt updates 2023 (slides)
  • Linking web archiving with arts and humanities: the collaboration between ROSSIO and Arquivo.pt (video, slides)
  • Arquivo.pt behind the curtains (slides)

Meeting with the RESAW research community

RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials) is an initiative created in 2012 with the aim of promoting studies based on archived Web content, in areas such as Social Sciences, Digital Arts and Humanities.

The RESAW 2023 conference was held at the MUCEM Lab (Mediterranean Institute of Heritage Crafts) in Marseille on June 5-6, 2023, under the theme Exploring the Archived Web During a Highly Transformative Age.

Contributions from the Arquivo.pt at RESAW 2023

Arquivo.pt contributed with presentations to the sessions Web Archive in Mediterranean area and its merge (4.A), From online Tools to Web Archive (6.B.), Towards a participatory approach to collections (9. A.), Digging up the materials for writing web history (9.B.).

  • How to research governmental web data? (abstract, slides)
  • Archiving Cryptocurrencies (abstract, slides)
  • Time to explore, time to learn from the archived web: Arquivo.pt training initiative (abstract, slides)
  • Exhibiting Web Memories from Arquivo.pt: a call for community participation (abstract, slides)

CLEOPATRA Project Meeting

The CLEOPATRA Project, led by the L3S Research Center at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover, has developed since 2019 a training programme for doctoral researchers (Early Stage Researcher, PhD).

Arquivo.pt has participated in three courses: Incentives design for hybrid multilingual information processing and analytics, in Southampton; National and transnational media coverage of European parliamentary elections, 2004-2014, London; and NLP for under-resourced languages, in Zagreb, Croatia.

In 2022, the Arquivo.pt welcomed two researchers in its facilities who used the archived resources and received special support from the Arquivo.pt team to develop their research.

The CLEOPATRA Project ended in 2023 with a meeting on the 16th May, in Hannover, which brought together Professors, Researchers and representatives of the institutions involved.

Daniel Gomes, Arquivo.pt’s Manager, highlighted the new tools that Arquivo.pt makes available and the results of the work carried out by the researchers that have passed through Arquivo.pt.

  • Secondments@Arquivo.pt and new research tools available (Slides)

15 years of Arquivo.pt celebrated in a event promoted by Wikimedia

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Last updated on August 18th, 2023 at 03:29 pm

On November 8, 2007, the Portuguese Web Archive was officially created and later named Arquivo.pt.

To celebrate this date, Wikimedia Portugal and Arquivo.pt have associated themselves in the organization of an online event dedicated to the preservation of the digital heritage.

Agenda

  • Introdução – André Barbosa, Wikimédia Portugal (Video)
  • 15 anos de Arquivo.pt – Daniel Gomes, Arquivo.pt (Slides, Video)
  • Wikimedia na Universidade: Exploração e Projetos na NOVA FCSH – Rute Correia, Residência WMPT na NOVA FCSH, (Slides; Video)
  • GLAM Wiki. Uma introdução geral – Giovanna Fontenelle, Fundação Wikimédia, Brasil (Slides; Video)
  • Demo dos recursos em acesso livre no Arquivo.pt – Daniel Gomes (Video)

More information

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Ask for an exhibition of posters about historical web pages

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 10:19 am

If you wish to host an exhibition to show-off on a common space (e.g. library, university hallway, common room in a congress center), please contact us!

Examples of performed exhibitions

These four exhibitions presented iconic web pages from Portugal’s recent history.

Universidade do Minho – Gualtar Campus – Braga

  • Where: Espaço B-Lounge of Universidade do Minho Library
  • When: Until April 18. From Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to midnight. And Saturdays from 08h30 to 14h30.

Universidade do Minho – Azurém Campus – Guimarães

  • Where: Espaço B-Lounge of Universidade do Minho Library
  • When: From April 23 to May 10. From Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to midnight. And Saturdays from 08h30 to 14h30.

ISCTE – Lisboa

  • Where: ISCTE-IUL Library.
  • When: From April 16 until May 11. From 8h to 21h.

Escola Superior de Hotelaria do Estoril

  • Where: Celestino Gomes Library
  • When: Until May 15. From Monday to Friday, from 9h30 to 12h00 and from 14h30 to 17h30. And from 6 to May 18. From Monday to Friday, from 9h30 to 20h30, Saturdays from 9h30 to 13h.

NOVA – IMS – Campolide Campus

  • Where: Nova IMS Library and Main Corridor.
  • When: Until April 18. From Monday to Friday, from 10h to 18h. And April 22 to 30, from 9h to 20h.

Exposições Arquivo.pt

Biblioteca da Universidade do Minho, Campus de Azurém

Biblioteca da Universidade do Minho, Campus de Azurém

Biblioteca do ISCTE, Lisboa

Biblioteca do ISCTE, Lisboa

B-Lounge, Universidade do Minho Library / B-Lounge of Universidade do Minho Library

B-Lounge, Biblioteca da Universidade do Minho / B-Lounge Universidade do Minho Library

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Biblioteca da ESCE do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca da ESCE do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve

Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve

Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve

Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve

Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve

Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituo da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituo da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituo da Educação

Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Biblioteca da Universidade do Minho, Campus de Azurém Biblioteca do ISCTE, Lisboa B-Lounge, Universidade do Minho Library / B-Lounge of Universidade do Minho Library Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa Biblioteca da ESCE do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal Biblioteca da ESCE do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal Biblioteca Biblioteca da Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais de Setúbal – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve Biblioteca da Reitoria da Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituto da Educação Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituo da Educação Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituo da Educação Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa e Instituo da Educação Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Biblioteca da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

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