FCT launches in 2019 the second edition of the Arquivo.pt Prize. This contest aims to encourage and recognize research and the discovery of useful applications of the Portuguese web archive for society. Applications will be open from January 2019.
This edition will continue to award original and innovative works that demonstrate the usefulness of the Arquivo.pt service and the importance of preserving and using information published on the web. The works must have Arquivo.pt as their main source of information, and be practical applications or complete research studies based on information preserved from the web by Arquivo.pt.
Millions of pages are published on the Web every day. However, after a short time, most of this information is no longer available and is irremediably lost. Arquivo.pt counters this trend. It is a research infrastructure managed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) that allows searching and accessing web pages archived since 1996. The main objective is to preserve information published on the web for memory, study and research purposes.
More information about the contest is available at http://arquivo.pt/premios.