World Digital Preservation Day 2020

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On November 5, World Digital Preservation Day, Arquivo.pt holds an online session open to the community.

Registration form (free but required)

The speaker for this session is the winner of the Arquivo.pt 2020 Award, Miguel Ramalho, who will present his work. “Desarquivo” is a web aplication that searches for entities on Arquivo.pt and return a graph.

As in 2017, 2018 e 2019, we invite everyone to get to know Arquivo.pt, and to use it in research and in the preservation of memory.

World Digital Preservation Day is promoted by the Digital Preservation Coalitium (UK) and an occasion for initiatives around the world, shared on social networks with the WDPD2020 hashtag.

Agenda:

November 5th

3:00 pm – Presentation of the Arquivo.pt team
3:05 pm – Archive News – Daniel Gomes
3:15 pm – Desarquivo, 1st place in the Arquivo.pt Awards 2020, by Miguel Ramalho
3:45 pm – Questions

Search the Geocities history!

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Last updated on October 24th, 2020 at 11:46 am

Geocities.com was the first major “social network” which enabled anyone to create their website and publish information on the Web. It was created in 1994, acquired by Yahoo in 1999 and shut down in 2009.

Initiatives have been emerging to preserve the content of Geocities, such as the Archive Team project which gathered 641 GB of information in 2009oOCities or Geocities.ws.

Arquivo.pt also integrated Geocities history in its collections!

Now, anyone can explore Geocities through the innovative tools provided by Arquivo.pt (e.g. full-text search, image search or API).

By making the historical collection of Geocities available, Arquivo.pt intends to contribute to the development of innovative studies in areas such as Arts, Humanities or Sociology (see a resume).

Search Geocities now at: arquivo.pt/searchGeocities

Examples of Geocities preserved websites

Cross-lingual collection about the 2019 European Elections is available

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Last updated on September 28th, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Print European Elections 2019
Print from an archived page on Arquivo.pt: https://www.european-elections.eu

The special collection of web pages about the 2019 European Elections is available for search at Arquivo.pt.

To compile this collection, pages written in 24 European languages ​​were identified through automatic searches on the Bing search engine and suggestions from 17 European countries.

We emphasize the collaboration of the Publications Office of the European Union, which reviewed the list of search terms in the different languages ​​of the European Union.

Between May and July 2019, Arquivo.pt exhaustively collected pages related to the European Elections in several countries.

The resulting collection named “European Elections 2019” comprises 99 million web files that sum 4.8 Terabytes of information.

The technical report “A transnational crawl of the European Parliamentary Elections 2019 ” details the applied methodology. This methodology has been applied to generate other thematic collections such as about Covid-19.

We invited all citizens, especially the researchers, to try this service especially created to search the 2019 European Elections cross-lingual and international collection: https://arquivo.pt/ee2019

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Search 17 million images from the past with Arquivo.pt!

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At the end of 2018, Arquivo.pt 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 Arquivo.pt.

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

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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.

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Try the image search service now!

Search images from the past with Arquivo.pt at https://arquivo.pt/images.jsp?l=en

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 2019 Award: Submissions are open!

Last updated on February 19th, 2019 at 04:12 pm

Submissions for Arquivo.pt Award 2019 are officially open! The deadline is May 3, at 1 pm (Lisbon time).

The three best works will receive a total of 15 000 euros.

Individual or group works on any subject are accepted. The only requirement is that they use Arquivo.pt as their main source of information.

Here’s how to apply: arquivo.pt/award2019

Good luck!

EXPO’98: Twenty years by Arquivo.pt

Last updated on December 13th, 2018 at 01:59 pm

With the theme “ “Os Oceanos, Um Património para o Futuro” (Oceans, a Heritage for the Future“), EXPO’98 took place in Lisbon, 1998.

Considered a turning point for Lisbon and Portugal, from May 2 to September 30, 1998, the event attracted around 11 million visitors.  EXPO’98 also had as its purpose to highlight the 500 years of the Portuguese Discoveries.

The importance of EXPO’98 did not stop there:

  • It was a strategic project for the country and culminated with the regeneration of an area of about 340 hectares in the eastern part of the city, next to the Tagus River.
  • Attended by 146 countries and 14 international organizations.

EXPO’98 website preserved by Arquivo.pt

However, as in the digital world, much of the information disappears after a short time, only with Arquivo.pt you can even browse EXPO’98 page, serving as a historical and research base about the event.

A moment that Arquivo.pt keeps for the memory of those days not be lost and for future research about their impact on the lives of all Portuguese.

Travel through EXPO’98 with Arquivo.pt!

Examples of EXPO’98 pages preserved by Arquivo.pt

 

Arquivo.pt Prizes 2018: Call for submissions!

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

Applications for the Arquivo.pt 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 Arquivo.pt 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:
http://arquivo.pt/prizes

Spread the word about it among potential candidates!

Arquivo.pt Award 2018 was announced

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

During the Arquivo.pt Event, the release of the Arquivo.pt Prize 2018 was announced.

The purpose of the first edition of this Prize is to foster innovative research or application of resources preserved from the Web, through the research and access services publicly made available by Arquivo.pt.

The applications must clearly demonstrate the usefulness and unique nature of Arquivo.pt for the proposed work and the impact of the work in the society or community for which it is intended.

Who can apply?

The award is primarily targeted at members of the national academic and scientific community.

Prize values

  • First place: € 10 000
  • Second place: € 3 000
  • Third place: € 2 000

Application deadline

  • 4th May 2018

To find out about news about the Prize, we suggest subscribing to our mailing list (in Portuguese) or periodically check the informative site about Arquivo.pt.

How to apply?

The applicants will have to present their work through a text and a short video (in Portuguese). The detailed Regulation is in preparation.

Useful references for the development of the applications

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