A virtual History is an interactive tool, which enables you to investigate the short history of Timor-Leste with the help of a virtual data room. The study is made possible by the collaboration of the Indonesian Government and the University of Oregon. Collaboration, in this case, refers to the use of virtual resources to conduct research and facilitate documentation.
The study makes use of two ways to collect its data.
The first method uses the traditional process of documentary documentation to provide a chronology of events. The second method makes use of the Timor-Leste Internet to gather information and documentation. The process involved in using the Timor-Leste Internet to collect the political documents in its form is known as “digital documentation”.
There are numerous methods of using the Internet to gather historical documents.
The documentation available at the Timor-Leste Internet site includes the following: The Political Files, War archives, Periodical Reviews, Papers and Lectures, and Maps. The Internet resource for Timor-Leste contains more than seven hundred thousand pages of documents. The major portion of the resources is divided into four categories:
The timor-leste virtual data room offers a great number of data in various formats.
One can use the virtual data room to search for the name of a person. Another good use of the data rooms is to find out about a certain event or any other matter that you want to know about. Some people find it useful to search for a country or state in Timor-Leste using the virtual data room. You can get detailed information about the political system of Timor-Leste and about the country itself.
The online public records resources at the Timor-Leste Internet site to provide information on matters such as genealogy, birth, death, and marriage. People can also find dates and information regarding military services, such as tours of duty and awards. You can also get statistics about the economy of Timor-Leste. If you are an employer looking for workers, you can check if there are any candidates who have been excluded from a job due to their race, ethnicity or national origin. People who are missing any official public records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates can also be easily found using the online public records resources of the Timor-Leste Internet.
The Timor-Leste Internet site also provides a lot of other resources.
These include the list of microfilms available for download free of charge, a register of persons who were born in Timor-Leste and persons who died in that colony, as well as a register of diplomas and awards won by the Timor-Leste people. There are also historical documents of the 19th century available for browsing. If you want to know more about the places visited in Timor-Leste, the regional information database is your best source.
There is an informative glossary, which is replete with lots of information about the place, its people, and places of interest. These come in handy when you are trying to understand a foreign phrase, jargon or a cultural belief. Maps are also available for tourists to guide them around the region. The Timor-Leste tourism office has a number of brochures and maps available online. Tourists can even download these and carry them with them to the tourist centers.
A short history of Timor-Leste is incomplete without the mention of the role that the Portuguese played in establishing the islands as tourist destinations. Many a time, the Portuguese were the most sought-after visitors in Timor-Leste because of their ability to speak fluent English and their wealth of culture and art. These days, the wealth has slowed but not the culture. The people of Timor-Leste live modest lives and enjoy a tradition of local food, dancing, festivals and crafts.