All U.Porto Faculties have archive services and documentation centres that aim at collecting, acquiring and storing materials of documental value according to the institution’s mission. A large part of these spaces is open to the academic community, after prior authorisation. The services provided are the consultation and research of information, as well as document reproduction. The information stored can be consulted with the assistance of skilled technical staff dedicated to the functional area of the archive:
- information without access limitations is public and prone to be consulted. Personal information is confidential and, in this way, it can only be accessed by people to whom it belongs or by third parties that show a direct, personal and legitimate interest in obtaining such information;
- the consultation of information with confidential and/or reserved content is dependent on the authorisation of the head of the institution.