Meet the winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2020!

Card Meet the winners of the Arquivo.pt Award 2020

Last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 01:14 pm

The winners of the Arquivo.pt 2020 Award were announced by the Público newspaper, the official media partner of this year’s edition, which granted an honorable mention to the best work based on the contents of the newspaper. 29 candidate works were received.

The award ceremony will take place during Science 2020 – Meeting with Science and Technology, scheduled for November 2-4 at the Lisbon Congress Center.

1st place – “Desarquivo”

The winner of the 10,000 euros prize was the work “ Desarquivo ” developed by Miguel Ramalho.

“Desarquivo” is a website that enables searching for named entities (e.g. people, organizations and places) and identify relationships among them, based on news published in online newspapers along time.

The search results are presented in the form of a graph or network of relationships that enables a journalist, researcher or any common citizen to dynamically explore the relationships among historical information preserved from the Web by Arquivo.pt.

For example, a user can explore ideological proximity among political parties along time.

2nd place – “Arquivo.pt Extension”

The 2nd prize in the amount of 3,000 euros was awarded to the work “ Extension Arquivo.pt ”,  a browser extension developed by Rodrigo Marques and Hugo Silva.

This extension enables users to perform advanced searches on Arquivo.pt directly from the browser , without having to leave the page they are currently viewing.

The “Arquivo.pt Extension” is available for download in the Chrome Web Store.

3rd place – “Arquivo Económico .pt”

The 3rd place winner received a prize of 2,000 euros and was awarded to the work “Arquivo Económico .pt” by Nuno Bragança.

The “Arquivo Económico .pt” organizes and presents information preserved by Arquivo.pt about the prices of products since the time of the Portuguese coin escudo.

As a result, we have a website that enables searching the price of consumer goods by different categories, such as supermarket, transportation or others, on given dates.

For example, users can easily know how much a trip from Lisbon-Porto or a cell phone call costed in 1999.

Honorable Mention granted by Público newspaper

Jornal Público, official partner of the 3rd edition of the Arquivo.pt Prize, awarded its Honorable Mention to the work “Jornal do Passado”, developed by Bruno Galhardo.

“Jornal do Passado” is a game for all ages, developed for Android, in which the users test their knowledge about news or events by guessing the date in which they occurred.

As a result, we have an app that enables searching the historical information preserved by Arquivo.pt in a pedagogical and fun way.

Replay with old browser and export results with the new version of Arquivo.pt

Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word "universidade", university, limited to 10 items

Arquivo.pt launched a new version of its service on July 1, 2020 named Responsive.

The purpose of this version was to improve the user experience between different devices and add new features.

Replay a past webpage using a browser from the past

We added an option to view the archived page using a browser from the past. In the Options choose Replay with old browser and you will be redirected to the oldweb.today service that emulates browsers such as Netscape NavigatorMicrosoft Internet Explorer or NSCA Mosaic.

This external service is useful for research use cases, in areas such as Web design, Art, Communication or History,where it is necessary to access the original visual aspect of a page from the past in the most reliable way possible.

Web page of the European Union in 1996 using the Oldweb.Today service
Web page of the European Map of WWW/NIR sites in 1996 using the Oldweb.Today service

Try this new option from Arquivo.pt to replay the European Map of WWW/NIR sites in 1996 using a contemporary browser or any other historical page using the Oldweb.Today service.

You may have to wait a while for your request to be processed but it is always faster than having to install a browser from the past on your computer.

Export search results to spreadsheet format

This new function enables users to save their search results for further treatment and analysis. This is specially useful to perform thorough research about a given topic.

After a search, in the Options, just choose one of the available formats to export the obtained results: XLSX, CSV or TXT.

Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word "universidade", university, limited to 10 items
Exported results into an Excel sheet of a search for the word “universidade”, university, limited to 10 items

More on the Responsive milestone

New version of Arquivo.pt (Webapp release)

Webapp release on mobile version example

Last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 04:24 pm

Arquivo.pt launched a new version of its service on April 15, 2020 named WebApp.

The purpose of this version was to standardize the user experience between different devices and reduce maintenance costs by removing components with redundant functions.

Its main novelty is the combination of the desktop and mobile interfaces in a single user interface.

The old desktop version has been disabled and the mobile version has evolved to work on various types of devices and screen sizes.

Webapp release desktop and mobile

New design of the homepage

 

Try the new image and page search

Webapp release search in english

New user interfaces for image or text search

Help us to improve!

To help us, just search the Arquivo.pt using any device (e.g. laptop, mobile phone, tablet).

If you encounter any problems, please contact us!

Remember to always send the address of the page where you detected the problem.

More information

Arquivo.pt is back to its origins at FCUL 20 years later

FCUL exhibition

FCUL exhibition

The exhibition of Arquivo.pt is being displayed at the library of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) until April 30.

Eight posters with old web pages invite students, researchers and professors to use Arquivo.pt in their work and apply to the Arquivo.pt 2020 Award. There will be training at FCUL on March 12, 4h30 to 18h00 p.m., room 1.3.15.

This exhibition has been going through several Higher Education institutions, but in the case of FCUL it is a return to its origins.

In 2000 at FCUL, XLDB Research Group of the Department of Informatics, supported by FCCN (the agency that supports computing for science, research and technology), started a project on research and access to Web content, an optimised search engine: TUMBA! – (meaning “We have an alternative search engine!”).

Between 2002 and 2006, as part of a new project (TOMBA, referring to the national archive, Torre do Tombo), a prototype was developed for a national web archive. The researcher group was awarded as the best article by the network DELOS – Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries.

Arquivo.pt was officially launched at the FCCN in November 2007, aimed to collecting and preserving Portuguese Web content and using specific technologies, similar to those of the Internet Archive.

Three researchers from FCUL were part of the core team. They have developed the Arquivo.pt service in the early years. In 2010, they presented a prototype of a search service, a Google for the past, innovative in the context of web archiving.

Currently, Arquivo.pt also has an image search and an API (Advanced Programming Interface). It maintains the perspective, followed by the first project at FCUL, which is based of creating useful services for the community.

Arquivo.pt Memorial is the most recent service, created for institutions that wants to keep old sites accessible, even after disconnecting them from their servers. As an example of this, you can visit the Minema project (finished years ago), and see how this service works.

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Exposições 2020

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Credits to Valter Gouveia

Students from Coimbra visit Arquivo.pt

On April 11, Arquivo.pt 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 Arquivo.pt
Bring your institution. Contact us on arquivo.pt/contact

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Visit four simultaneous Arquivo.pt Exhibitions

If you want to know more about Arquivo.pt you can visit one of the four simultaneous exhibitions of iconic pages from Portugal’s recent history.

Have a look below to learn where you can find the exhibitions and the visiting times of each one.

 

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.

 

If you are interested in bringing an Arquivo.pt Exhibition to your city or institution, please contact us.

 

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Arquivo.pt Exhibition in FCT – Caparica

Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 01:37 pm

Next Thursday, 28th March, is the last day to visit Arquivo.pt 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 Arquivo.pt.

 

Expo Arquivo.pt FCT – Caparica

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Arquivo.pt in the Azores, May 2019

Jornadas Computação Científica 2019

Last updated on May 2nd, 2019 at 01:49 pm

Jornadas de Computação Científica is an annual event on scientific computing. In 2019 it will be take place between the 6 and 8 of May, at the University of the Azores in Ponta Delgada.

The event is aimed at teachers, students, researchers and service providers in Higher Education institutions.

Sessions Arquivo.pt on May 6 from 14h30 to 18h00

14h30 – The Memory of the Web: a forgotten heritage?, Daniel Gomes
15h15 – Preservation of institutional Web sites, Ricardo Basílio

16h00 – Coffee break

16h30 – Recommendations for publishing information on the Web, Daniel Bicho
17h15 – Automatic access to Arquivo.pt (APIs), Fernando Melo
17h45 – A few words from our sponsor Huawei, Henrique Oliveira

The event also includes an Azorean dinner on May 7.

Registration is free but mandatory.

Sign up!

Arquivo.pt Calendar: Add historical dates to your own calendar

Last updated on March 29th, 2019 at 03:20 pm

Arquivo.pt created a calendar of historical/commemorative dates. Each date is marked by an event or celebration which is connected to an Arquivo.pt (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 Arquivo.pt preserved pages.

Give it a try!

 

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

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