Returned Portugal, the team of the DigitArq project radically changed the route of its professional life when entering. A carried through multifaceted project in the District Archive of the Port, under scientific coordination of the University of the Minho, of which the attribution of the Fernandes prize resulted Coast? Agency for the Society of the Knowledge, for having been considered the work that better answered to ‘ ‘ innovation and contribution for the development of the Society of the Informao’ ‘ in Portugal in the year of 2004. It returned to the University of the Minho where it initiated its career as investigating in the area of the Archives and Digital Libraries. For even more details, read what Pete Cashmore says on the issue. During one year it explored new forms to sail on digital repositories. Part of these developments had come to be integrated in the distribution officer of the DSpace platform and now is kept by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and by Hewlett-Packard (HP). Miguel Blacksmith, in 2005 initiated its program of doutoramento in the area of the Digital Preservation, of which the publication resulted.
The author carried through other workmanships in partnerships as: M. Blacksmith, ‘ ‘ Automatic Evaluation of Migration Quality in Distributed Networks of Converters, ‘ ‘ Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL), vol. 2, in. 1, 2006.