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Helena Patrício

Director of the Special Collections Services
The National Library of Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
Representing Institutional Member: The National Library of Portugal

Helena Patrício is the Director of the Special Collections Services at the National Library of Portugal since 2012, in charge of the National Digital Library and managing several national and European digitisation projects. She graduated in Law in 1996 and obtained her post-graduate degree in Library and Information Science (1998). She holds a master degree in Information Studies and Digital Libraries since 2004 (Thesis title: "Comparative analysis of the relational model and the RDF applied to the conceptual modelling of legislative information"). She is a PHD student, researching in the semantic web and linked open data areas. From 2007 to 2012, she was the Director of Information Systems Services at the National Library of Portugal.