• Making history navigable.

    Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database offers researchers, students, and the public a chance to learn more about one of the largest forced migrations of peoples in world history. The challenge: how to make records, maps, photographs and other data from over 35,000 individual sailing voyages easy to access and understand. Over an 18-month period, Resonance helped shape the initial project parameters, engaged in developing an architecture to assemble dozens of search variables into categories and subcategories, recommended ways to accommodate advanced search results, created a flexible, visual design for the site to allow for easy expansion as more information becomes available, and designed the Voyages logo and navigation style.

    Watch a video tour of the Voyages site >

  • Creating a 100%-digital academic journal.

    The Journal of Family Life was created to continue the influential work of the Emory Center on Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL). Available online only, it is a scholarly, sophisticated collection of articles, photo essays, videos, and poetry that examines modern families and how we make and share meaning in our family life. Resonance worked with MARIAL to develop all aspects of the online journal, including online submission procedures and other behind-the-scenes aspects needed for an online journal to succeed.

  • Chronicling efforts to prevent, control and eradicate global disease

    The Global Health Chronicles is a collaborative effort between Emory University Libraries and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to document and preserve official records, photographs, presentations, and oral histories pertaining to specific global health diseases. Resonance developed the architecture and created a design that makes it easy to search through different chronicles and their archives.

  • Bringing archives to life online.

    Emory University Library holds the archives of William Levi Dawson, a twentieth century African American composer. Though original scores, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, audio-visuals, and printed materials, researchers and students are able to see a well-rounded portrait of his musical career. Resonance worked with Emory Libraries to bring is extensive collection online. Viewers can browse archives divided into four distinct chapters of the composer’s life and can also see video from an Emory-hosted symposium.

  • Putting the “multi” in multimedia

    Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library partnered with Resonance to prepare and present the exhibit “A World Mapped by Stories: The Salman Rushdie Archive.” The crowning achievement of this particular project was the creation of an “emulated” environment, which allowed exhibit visitors to see celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie’s writing exactly as he saw them, on re-creations of the author’s own computers, used from 1996 to 2000.The task assigned to Resonance was to build a computer interface in order to present the archives of Rushdie in digital form. Resonance presented a clean, elegant design for users to explore the archives.

    National notice: The work Resonance did on this project wasn’t contained by the walls of the Woodruff Library. The digital archive was the subject of a March 14, 2010 article in The New York Times focusing on Rushdie’s collection and the challenges of digital preservation. Accompanying the article online was a video on how Emory’s tech experts retrieved, catalogued and presented Rushdie’s writings, emails, and other files – with the interface design as a key part of this presentation.