For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: TIMEA
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Ithaca, NY Have ever wondered what it was like to travel in the Middle East long ago? Rice University’s TIMEA (http://timea.rice.edu/) digital archive offers visitors unique views of Western interactions with the Middle East during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The TIMEA archive includes electronic texts such as travel guides, museum catalogs, and travel narratives, photographic and hand-drawn imagesof Egypt, historical maps, and interactive GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps of Egypt and Cyprus.
TIMEA provides researchers with a common user interface to digital objects in three repositories. Texts, historical maps and images reside in DSpace. Educational research modules are presented within Connexions, an open-content commons and publishing platform for educational materials.