As a continuation of its endeavour to preserve heritage for future generations in digital form, and in partnership with L’Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) digitized IMA’s collection of 1,600 rare books, periodicals and magazines dating as back as 1728 covering different fields such as Art, History and Geography, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Applied Science, Medicine, and Technology.

The collection was digitized at the BA, using state-of-the-art technologies and is made publicly available in full text. The collection is managed and integrated with the Digital Assets Repository (DAR), which is a system developed in-house by the ICT sector at the BA. The online portal offers many browsing and search facilities for users’ convenience.