Helena 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 is also a member of LIBER’s Linked Open Data Working Group.
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.