The Institute Archives and Special Collections has a new website! It was time to spruce things up a bit, share more images, and improve the site navigation to accommodate our various audiences.
As you may recall, last year we migrated the RPI History Revealed blog from WordPress.com to .org, which gave us the freedom to customize and rid ourselves of silly advertisements. We also planned on revamping the Archives website, and it made much more sense to present our content by utilizing the same tool. Now our blog and web site have the same look and feel. Moreover, both sites have visual details that resemble the Rensselaer home page!
I’m excited to announce that we have more images on our site, lending to our audience a stronger visual appeal. The site visitor will see something new on just about every page, and the banner images depicting bridges, that fade in and out, are a nifty touch! Archivists often use the word bridge as a metaphor. For example, we talk about bridging the historical past with the contemporary present, or how researchers bridge the gap between differing outlooks on history. Therefore, for a redesign, bridges were quite fitting and I chose to highlight bridges that our RPI graduates were responsible for in one way or another, connecting our visitors with visual representations of alumni legacies.
Please enjoy and definitely change your bookmarks! To get there, just go Home from the navigation bar above.