- Technical Lead, British Library Labs
- Digital strategies and initiatives, library technologies, information management, digital policies, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Open Source Software (OSS)
Dr Filipe Bento
Filipe has a PhD in Information and Communication Technologies in Digital Platforms at the University of Aveiro / University of Porto, Portugal, a Masters in Electronic Information Management from the University of Sheffield / UK and an Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Aveiro.
Before working at the British Library, he was an independent consultant in the areas of digital strategies and initiatives, library technologies, information management, digital policies, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Open Source Software (OSS). Previous to that, he worked at EBSCO Information Services in several roles, firstly as the Discovery Service Engineering and Support Team Manager (Europe and Latin America) and then for three years as the Software Services, Application Programming Interfaces (API) and Applications (Apps) manager. Filipe started his career as a lecturer and then as a computer specialist at the University of Aveiro’s Library, coordinating the development of its information systems for Library’s many branches for over fifteen years.
He is the former chairman of the board of the Portuguese Ex Libris Systems’ Users Association, and a previous member of the DigiMedia Research Center - Digital Media and Interaction at the University of Aveiro.Filipe is passionate about digital initiatives in libraries having a specific interest in Open Knowledge and Scholarly Communication and the dissemination of scientific information. He is an advocate of (Linked) Open Data and all the related innovative services that support them, not only within academia but also within industry and society in general.
Bento, F. M. dos S. (2019). Search 4.0: Integration and Cooperation Confluence in Scientific Information Discovery (p. 456). p. 456. Retrieved from https://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/26521
Bento, F. M. dos S., & Oliveira, L. de J. (2014). Pesquisa 4.0: novas dinâmicas de pesquisa e descoberta de informação científica e cooperação entre investigadores. Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação, 19, 4–14. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-99362014000200002&nrm=iso
Bento, F. M. dos S., & Oliveira, L. de J. (2013). Going Beyond the Bibliographic Catalog: The Basis for a New Participatory Scientific Information Discovery and Sharing Model. J. Tramullas & P. Garrido (Eds.), Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape (p. 38). IGI Global. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1912-8.ch001
Bento, F. M. dos S. (2012). VuFind as a Participatory Scientific Information Discovery, Access, Evaluation and Sharing Service. VuFind Summit 2012, Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library. Villanova, Pennsylvania, U.S. Retrieved from https://pt.slideshare.net/filipeb1/20121015-16-vufindsummit2012fmdsbv108
Bento, F. M. dos S., & Oliveira, L. de J. (2012b). Scientific Information Integration & Discovery Service: Getting the most relevant resources and their network, powered socially by its users and metadata crosswalk (poster). UA Research Day 2012 (p. 1). Aveiro. Portugal: Universidade de Aveiro. Retrieved from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Z4ZK3CrRLNJClT-Xk_CBGo0wVz3_2Yij
Bento, F. M. dos S. (2010c). Information Integration, User Participation and Communities in Information Discovery. IN3 (Ed.), ICTs and Society Network’s PhD Consortium. Castelldefels, Barcelona: ICTs. Retrieved from https://www.dropbox.com/s/ma3flirjwvbnr3l/ICTS - Barcelona 2010 - June 30 - PhD Consortium_Abstract_Filipe Bento_v1.04.doc?dl=0
Bento, F. M. dos S. (2009b). Patrons’ Collective Intelligence and Communities of Practice: let the OPAC go out and have a social life. IGeLU2009 Conference (The International Group of Ex Libris Users). Helsinki, Finland: IGeLU. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/1660555/Patrons Collective Intelligence and Communities of Practice let the OPAC go out and have a social life