Since 2011, UFPE's Knowledge Technology Laboratory (LIBER) and the Department of Information Science's Postgraduate Studies Program have organized the biannual Conference on Technology, Culture and Memory (CTCM). This event unites researchers, profesisonals, students and entrepeneurs from the field of information management with the aim of promoting the exchange of ideas and disseminating research, methodologies and technologies related to the administraiton and preservation of historical and cultural heritage. CTCM's mission is to become a point of reference for the discussion on innovation in the management of cultural and historical heritage.
CTCM started in 2011, in close collaboraiton with the Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) conference and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Foundation for the Support of Science and Technology of Pernambuco (FACEPE). Held at the Ricardo Brennand Institute, the conference gathered close to 250 participants, including speakers, guests, professionals and students. One of the highlights of this conference was the creation of the Memory Network, a national network of institutions committed to digitization policies for historical collections in Brazil.
CTCM's next installment, in 2013, focused on the debate over current technological trends and strategic issues in collections management within the context of Information Science and its related fields. Among the topics discussed were universal tendencies in handling, organization, dissemination and access to available information and the role of social networks in the development of collaborative processes. That year, the program simultaneously hosted the Memory Network Forum with the financial support of FACEPE.
In 2015, CTCM's third installment broadened its discussion in regard to strategic problems that involve management, preservation and access to memory recorded digitally, with emphasis on the debate surrounding prevailing tendencies in collaborative solutions, particularly in the management of cultural goods online.