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Olívia Pestana

Olívia Pestana ( is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Information Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto. She is also a researcher at CITCEM -- Transdisciplinary Culture, Space and Memory Research Centre. Her current interests are in knowledge organisation systems, content analysis, and subject indexing in different domains. She has been involved in two projects funded by the FCT (Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology): "Letters in the Cloister: Monastic Libraries in Northern Portugal from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century" and "The reconstruction of monastic archives in Northern Portugal from the Middle Ages to the 19th century". She has also participated in the Erasmus+ project "Digital Methods Platform for Arts and Humanities (DiMPAH)".


  • Introduction to Knowledge Organization Systems

    Knowledge Organization Systems provide the foundation for searching and retrieving information objects across digital collections and cultural heritage information systems. Starting from case studies this course provides an introduction to knowledge organization systems and their practical application in research contexts.