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Last updated on May 25th, 2020 at 09:31 pm

Wellcome to  Online Cafe!

Talk directly to the team and get answers to all your questions!

The team chats with you through online sessions.

Brief introductory presentations will be given, leaving time to ask all your questions about how to get more out of or how to apply to the Awards.

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In the 9th session of the Café, we will get to know Straight Edge and its presence in the punk / hardcore medium of the metropolitan area of Lisbon in the 90s more closely. Diogo Duarte, anthropologist and researcher at the Contemporary History Institute of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, will talk about his work dedicated to the theme and about the importance of to study this movement and other expressions of popular culture.

  • May 29, 3:00 pm (Lisbon) – Straight Edge in the metropolitan area of Lisbon (Diogo Duarte, anthropologist, NOVA FCSH)
  • Registration (free and required)

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  • May 29, 3:00 pm (Lisbon) – Straight Edge in Lisbon (Portugal) in the late 90’s – Diogo Duarte (Anthropologist and historian, NOVA University of Lisbon) – In Portuguese
  • June 5, 3:00 pm (Lisbon) – Health and Internet: an evolution (Rita Espanha, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon) – In Portuguese
  • June 26, 3:00 pm (Lisbon) – “Conta-me Histórias” (Tell me Stories) (Ricardo Campos, FEUP /INESC TEC)
  • July 3, 3:00 pm – Arquivo de Opinião (Miguel Won, INESC)
  • July 10, 3:00 – Museum of Portuguese web design (Sandra Antunes, ESTGV)

You will receive in your email the link to participate in the session. Spread the word!

Sessions held

The 1st session (in Portuguese) was about Website Preservation: Do It Yourself! and counted with the participation of Ricardo Basílio (Digital Curator of and Daniel Gomes (Manager of

The 2nd session was about the App, winner of Award 2019. Nuno Moniz presented the relevance of this app to the citizen participation on politics. Arian Pasquali and Tomás Amaro, also authors of this work were presents. The session continued with questions related to the development of works from

The 3rd session toke place on April 17th, after Easter break and was present by Daniel Gomes about the API. This session was dedicated to clarify doubts for those who are finalizing their work to compete for the Award. Finally, the new interface of has been presented.

The 4th session, held on April 24, had as speakers the creators of Revisionista.PT – Uncovering the News, Flávio Martins and André Mourão. This tool uses to show the reviews of a given new after its publication in newspapers.

The 5th session, April 30, had as speaker Zélia Teixeira, Professor at Fernando Pessoa University and Psychologist, who brought us an Analysis of 217 news collected in from the three main daily newspapers, on domestic violence.

André Mourão, Engineer I&D explained APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) trough examples and cases, in the session held on 8 April. One doesn’t need to be an IT expert to see the the potencial of the API when used on research or new tools.

  • May 8 – API – How to process data at large scale? (tutorial) – – slides (PDF, 2,7 MB), video (soon)

The next “Café” was dedicated to Webrecorder and Browsertrix. This tools are usefull to capture websites locally and on a small scale. From a demonstration of how it works, we want to encourage the community. Anyone can make a selection of pages or websites and preserve them in a standardized format.

Miguel Costa, Web developer and passionate about Web, tecnologies and videogames talked about the main figures of national business of videogames and about the first Portuguese videogame. In he founded archived files of videogames and a lot of information.

  • May 22, 3:00 pm (Lisbon) – The history of video games on the Portuguese web – Miguel Costa (Web developer) – In Portuguese – video

Search 17 million images from the past with!

Image viewer Arnold

At the end of 2018, launched an experimental image search service from the past, which it was possible to search around 4 million images from the past, coming from some collections of

From April 2019, it became possible to search for images from all the collections of

aArnold Schwarzenegger image search

You can now search over 17 million unique images (over 50 pixels in width and height) since 1996.

Find pages from the past through the new image search service.

Try the “Visit Page” option to find the Web page from the past that contained the image you selected.

Image viewer Arnold

Try the image search service now!

Search images from the past with at training in Azores islands

Daniel Gomes in Azores islands

Memorial (hight quality preservation) and image search were highlighted as new developments in during Jornadas de Computação Científica 2019, held from 6 to 8 at the University of Azores in Ponta Delgada.

On the first day of this annual event, developed a training session in 4 parts:

Participants learned about the web preservation service offered to the community by the that for the purpose of researching and safeguarding the digital heritage, and how they can help preserve the Web.

In addition to the Jornadas 2019, the team also made two presentations in class context. The first was to students of the Informatics – Networks and Multimedia course at the University of Azores, and the second at the Escola Secundária das Laranjeiras (high school) in Ponta Delgada.

To schedule a training session with, contact us.

Jornadas 2019

Daniel Gomes in Azores islands
Universidade dos Açores
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Jornadas 2019 Daniel Bicho
Aula Universidade dos Açores
Açores Escola das Laranjeiras
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Students from Coimbra visit

On April 11, headquarters at LNEC welcomed 30 students enrolled in the course of Information Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra.
On the occasion, students had the opportunity to take part in a technical visit, and a training session on digital preservation and on the services offered by
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Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 01:37 pm

Next Thursday, 28th March, is the last day to visit Exhibition in FCT – Library, in Caparica.

The exhibition is open to the public all day long, from 9 am to 8 pm and shows six iconic pages from Portugal’s recent history 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.

FCT – Library is located at Caparica Campus. For further information call 212 94 78 29.

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


Expo FCT – Caparica

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Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 03:20 pm created a calendar of historical/commemorative dates. Each date is marked by an event or celebration which is connected to an (or more) web page preserved about the theme.

Everyone can quickly access specific information about historic moments for Portugal and the world. In addition, everybody can collaborate by suggesting dates and relative pages, which will enrich the search.

Just import the calendar and receive daily notifications with the events and their preserved pages.

Give it a try!


Tutorial and Workshop in Porto, September

Sessão de trabalho do grupo Investiga XXI

Last updated on August 7th, 2018 at 10:32 am

Would you like to know more about web archives?

Then, do not miss the RESAW@Porto2018 workshop and the tutorial Using web archive tools to preserve and research the Past Web.

Workshop RESAW@Porto2018

The RESAW@Porto2018 workshop is aimed at everyone who wish to explore web archives to search for information about the past. The detailed program is already available.

This workshop will be held on September 13, 2018 (9:00-18:30) in Porto (FEUP), Portugal, as part of the TPDL 2018 international conference.

Price and registration

The registration fee is 120 EURO or 90 EURO for students. Lunch is included.

In the registration form, you must:

  1.  send the following comment: “Special authorization for a reduced fee to the Web Archive workshop – An introduction to web archives for Humanities and Social Science research”;
  2. choose option payment by “bank transfer”.

Then, you will receive the details to perform the payment.

You may register only for the workshop. Registration for the remaining conference is optional.

Tutorial “Research the Past Web using Web archives”

The tutorial Research the Past Web using Web archives is suitable for researchers, computer scientists, information professionals and webmasters, who wish to gain new insights about preserving information published online.

This tutorial will be held on September 10, 2018 (9:00-12:30) in Porto (FEUP), Portugal, as part of the TPDL 2018 conference.

Price and registration

The registration on the tutorial is free but the registration in the remaining conference is mandatory.

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Help us disseminating these events among potential participants. Prizes 2018: Call for submissions!

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 11:37 am

Applications for the Prizes 2018 are open until May 4.

The 1st prize is 10 000 EURO, individual or group applications can be submitted about any theme. The only requirement is to use as the main source of information.

To apply, you will need to submit a text and a short video describing the work done. The use of the Portuguese language is mandatory.

Know more at:

Spread the word about it among potential candidates!

How to improve an online service (video)?

Improving the robustness of the web archive (video thumbnail)

Last updated on April 3rd, 2019 at 11:59 am recommendations to improve the quality of online services

This presentation provides an overview of the architecture and functioning of the system that supports the web archive.

It shares the main lessons learned from the experience of developing and maintaining this service for 10 years.

We believe that these recommendations can be useful to improve the quality of any web-based information system.

Share it with your IT department!