25.05.2017, 11.10-13.00, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

Access to the colonial press: BNP (National Library of Portugal) main issues and experience

We will give an overview of the problems in the management and access to the colonial press in the BNP collection concernign the nature and state of the collections; strategies for their safeguarding, and issues regarding their availability online. We will present the case of the changing support of Angola newspapers until independence.

Maria Inês Cordeiro graduated in History at the University of Lisbon, and obtained a post-graduation in Librarian/Arquivist at the University of Coimbra. She did her PhD in Information Science at the University of London. Since 2012 she is Director General of the National Library of Portugal, where she worked as deputy director since November 2006. She was librarian at the Art Library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and responsible for the Management Sector of Information Systems and Innovation Projects, between 1997- 2006. She was Division Chief and Director of Services at the National Library, where she worked between 1986 and 1997.

Luís Filipe França de Sá holds a degree in History from the Autonomous University of Lisbon. He has worked in the services of Libraries and Hemerotheques, having worked as head of the Library Network of the Lisbon City Council (2000-2002) and the National Library of Portugal (2008-2012). Currently he is Coordinator at the Collection Service of BNP’s General Fund, responsible for the periodicals collection. Among other functions, he is author and co-author of several bibliographical catalogs (Republican Newspapers 1848-1926), in addition to the research and selection of news for the website Diário da Grande Guerra: testemunhos portugueses– chronology updated monthly from 2014 until October 2018.

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