The Algarve Digital Hemeroteca, which will gather the archive of hundreds of publications published in the region since 1810, will be publicly presented next Sunday, 8, at 3:30 pm, at the Manuel Viegas Guerreiro Foundation, in Querença, Loulé.
The goal is to bring together, in a single access point, a collection physically dispersed in various libraries, archives and museums in Portugal, allowing “anyone who wants to know more about the Algarve, and beyond, to have access from home all this booty. ”
This is an original idea by Luís Guerreiro – a former researcher of local and regional history and head of the Culture Division of the Câmara de Loulé, who died in 2017 – and presented the vote on the Participatory Budget of Portugal 2017 (OPP2017), having been the most voted in the Algarve region.
“It was thanks to the adhesion and the vote of all that the idea of reality came to pass, which will now be presented in a space also linked to Luís Guerreiro, co-founder and first president of this Foundation”, says the regional director of Algarve culture.
The library will offer universal access to newspapers and magazines produced in the Algarve from 1810, with a system that provides new search features of digitized publications and their contents.
In a first step, the user can access the numbers available for each publication by searching by title, author (director or editor), date and place of issue.
The database is still in the process of loading more than 400 periodicals, including newspapers, magazines, newsletters, almanacs, among others, published in the Algarve, totaling over 200,000 images in digital format.
In a second phase, under development, the user will have the possibility to search, by word or subject, in the full text, right from the search modules.
In compliance with the Copyright and Related Rights Code, titles published between 1810 and 1949 are available in 2019, the remainder being included in subsequent years.
However, the reader may consult the entire digital collection in the physical facilities of the University of Algarve Library – António Rosa Mendes, which will be managing this collection.