Dr. Paulo Batista is a research fellow at CIDEHUS.UÉ-Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies of the University of Évora. Portugal. He holds a PhD in Documentation (University of Alcalá, Madrid-UAH), an MS in Information Science and Documentation - Archival Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities - Universidade Nova de Lisboa - FCSH-UNL), and an MA in Documentation (UAH). He also has a post-graduate degree in Information Society Law (Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon) and Information and Documentation Science - Librarianship and Archival Studies (FCSH-UNL). He holds an undergraduate degree in History (Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon) and currently works as a Higher Technician in the Municipal Archive of Lisbon, in the Architectural Archives. His has lectured in the MS program in Information Science and Documentation at FCSH-UNL, and has held senior technician positions at the Portuguese Institute of Cultural Heritage, the Portuguese Institute of Architectural Heritage and the Torre do Tombo Archive. He has also worked as a researcher at the Center for the Study of History and Ancient Cartography of the Institute of Tropical Scientific Research. He has authored a wide variety of articles in Portuguese and foreigner journals, and has edited several books and papers at national and international meetings.