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Standards used
A metadata form was used according to the scheme of METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard), also used by the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (BNP) (Portuguese National Library (PNL)). In this manner, all digital objects were codified according to the Scheme of METS, including also its bibliographic metadata. The METS scheme is maintained by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the United States Congress Library.

The programs PAPAIA and ContentE by the BNP, aiming to develop an infrastructure that makes use of information solutions that are open, standard , scalable, viable and sustainable on the long term.

There was a need to outsource externally for the service to produce about 75 000 images of various document types with resolutions of 300dpi or 600 dpi.


Project Co-ordinator

  • Helena Maria de Oliveira Freitas

Scientific Co-ordination

  • Jorge Paiva (coordenador)
  • A. Xavier P. Coutinho
  • Leonel Pereira
  • Teresa Gonçalves

Technical Team

Area: Library and Documentation
  • Fátima Costa (coordenadora)
  • Conceição Panarra
  • Isabel Vicente
  • Joaquim Santos
  • Jorge Guimarães
  • Sónia Pais
  • Susete de Matos
Area: Biology
  • Joaquim Santos
  • Jorge Guimarães
Area: Administrative and Financial and Support Services Management
  • António José Lopes
  • Arlindo Cardoso
  • Carlos Cortesão
  • Gonçalo Reis
  • Helena Mendes
  • Emília Godinho
  • Mercedes Oliveira
  • Mónica Maleiro
Area: Museum
  • Celestina Pimenta

External Services

Digitalization Services
  • DigiCult - Produções Digitais
  • Redinteg
Translation Services
  • Isabel Alfaiate
Computing Services/computer Engineer
  • Joaquim Santos
  • Joaquim Santos
  • Secção de Textos


Archives of the University of Coimbra
  • Ludovina Capelo
General Library of the University of Coimbra
  • Ana Luísa Silva
  • Paula Fernandes Martins
Centre of Multi-disciplinary studies of 20th Century (CEIS 20)
  • Jorge Pais de Sousa

Financial Support

POS_C - Programa Operacional da Sociedade do Conhecimento

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