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Other research product . 2017

Archives’ call to Digital Humanities: a case study of Portuguese Municipal Archives

Freitas, Cristiana; Borges, Maria Manuel; Revez, Jorge;
Open Access
Published: 01 Jan 2017
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Country: Portugal

The availability of digitised cultural heritage content held by archives and other memory institutions improves their visibility, facilitate and increases access to information, allowing new kinds of research of digital heritage, namely Digital Humanities. This study intends to report how Municipal Archives of mainland Portugal are ensuring access to their digitized cultural heritage content. For this purpose, an analysis was held to collect data about online catalogues with digital objects linked to the archival description in 278 Municipal Archives of mainland Portugal. The data revealed that the openness of the primary information sources preserved by the municipal archives, which can be reused by all those who need them and particularly by digital humanists, is still in infancy.


Portuguese municipal archives, Cultural heritage, Digitization, Digital humanities, Online access

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