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Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

A legacy website with years of archives gets an upgrade.

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is a leader in using computer technology to democratize history. When it was time to redesign their website, Big Yellow Taxi was called in as the expert when it comes to introducing new technology to traditional systems. The challenge was to funnel years of projects and archives into an easily-navigable and digestible format. Leveraging the RRCHNM’s existing branding colors and style, BYT reimagined the existing information architechture and incorporated colorful and diverse historical imagery to make the site more visually appealing.

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George Mason University

At the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, digital media and computer technology is used to democratize history: to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. Since 1994—under the founding direction of Roy Rosenzweig—the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media has worked to create digital history and software that is free and fully available to all. The digital projects emerge from engagement with the practice of history in universities, schools, libraries, archives, museums, and local communities. They are shaped by collaborations with practitioners and audiences, and are produced by teams of researchers, developers, designers, and graduate and undergraduate students.

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