Romanceiro.pt joins the OMEKA universe and renews digital platform

Project launched a renewed digital platform, through which it makes available, in open access, thousands of versions of traditional Portuguese novels

The project Romanceiro.pt, led by Pedro Ferré and Sandra Boto, researchers at the Center for Research in Arts and Communication (CIAC) of the University of Algarve, has just launched online a renewed digital platform, through which it makes available, in open access, thousands of versions of traditional novels Portuguese published from 1828 to the present.

At issue is the migration of the Portuguese Romance Archive of the Modern Oral Tradition, presented in its first digital version in February 2016, and now enhanced through the integration in the OMEKA system, a collection management system that allows users to publish and make available, in real time, documentary records in the area of ​​documentary heritage.

With the main objective of working on expanding the Archive and making available new data relating to the Ancient Tradition, the researchers ensure that the database migration is an important step as it will translate “into better performance, offering a more structure coherent and more organized, which will facilitate consultations by the public”.

They also add that the “robustness of the system, the return of more reliable results and the appearance of a renewed and more appealing design” are just some of the strengths of the new platform, which, being housed in a system open source, also has a community of programmers working permanently to ensure the constant updating of the software.

Romanceiro.pt it is, so far, a project with unique characteristics on an international scale, presenting itself, for the specialized public, as a dissemination and study tool that promises to proceed with the aim of technological modernization and sophistication in order to update and enhance, within the scope of Digital Humanities, the work of hundreds of researchers working in the field of Philology and, in particular, of Literature of Oral Tradition.

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