Dr Maria Economou

  • Senior Lecturer (Information Studies)

telephone: 0141 330 4030 & 3651
email: Maria.Economou@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Maria returned in 2013 to the University of Glasgow, where she originally started her academic career as Lecturer in New Technologies for the Humanities at HATII, 1997-2000). She has a joint appointment shared between HATII and The Hunterian, helping to bring closer the University’s Museum and Art Gallery with the teaching and research within the College of Arts and make better use of the collections. She previously worked at the University of the Aegean (as Assistant and Associate Professor in Museology and New Technologies, 2003-13), the University of Manchester (as Lecturer in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, 2000-2003), and the Pitt Rivers Museum of the University of Oxford (as Assistant Curator responsible for Information Technology, 1995-1997).

Her research is closely related to HATII’s Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities research themes, and particularly in Digital Museology. She is interested in the use of all forms of digital technology and new media in the field of cultural heritage and museums. A particular expertise is visitor studies and evaluation research with different groups of users (ranging from schoolchildren using museum mobile apps to visitors to real or virtual exhibitions or users of online catalogues). She is also interested in the effect of ICT on museum staff and the working practices of cultural organisations. Another of her research interests is the documentation and management of cultural collections, the organisation of cultural information, and digitisation practices.

She co-ordinates the Scottish Network for Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation (2015-2016) with funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (partners HATII & The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Museums, Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland, University of Strathclyde Department of Computer and Information Sciences. She is partner of the EMOTIVE project, 2016-2019 (H2020, Cult-Coop 8 Virtual Museums, Research and Innovation Action) Emotive virtual cultural experiences through personalized storytelling (Co-ordinator: EXUS Software Ltd, UK; Partners: ATHENA Research Centre, Greece; University of York, UK; INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France; CNR, Italy; DIGINEXT, France; Noho, Ireland).

She has collaborated with several cultural institutions around Europe. She designed the evaluation strategy for Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (2000, funding from Glasgow Museums), advised for the set up the Museum of School Life of the Chania Perfecture in Crete (museological study, education and digital applications for first and second exhibition, 2006 and 2009, funding from Chania Perfecture and Chania Regional Company), designed the multimedia educational games for the Natural History Museum at Axioupolis in Northern Greece (2008, Interreg III), consulted on the creation of a digital audio guide by Museum of Traditional Life of Crete «Lychnostatis» (2008, Friends of the Museum and Information Society EU programe), and curated with a team of Aegean University students she co-ordinated the exhibition “Museums: The World inside” with cartoons by Geir Helgen, in collaboration with ICOM’s International Committee for Regional Museums and the Piraeus Bank Cultural Foundation, which was exhibited at the Museum of Olive Oil Production in Lesvos (2013, Pireaeus Bank Cultural Foundation).

She was part of the CHIRON (Cultural Heritage Informatics Research Oriented Network) project (Marie Curie FP6) and received matching funds for her research from the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology. She collaborated with the Computer Science Institute, Foundation for Research and Technology in Greece on ‘Cultural Documentation Standards and Support Technologies for the Interchange of Digital Cultural Resource and Interoperability of Systems’ (2004-5, Information Society EU programme). She was responsible for the evaluation of the UK National Archives Network website (2002, National Council on Archives). She was part of the research team of the study which produced the ‘Guide to Good Practice in Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Material’ for the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage, USA (1999 – 2001, Getty Institute).‌


Grants

  • 11/2016-10/2019 EMOTIVE - Εmotive virtual cultural experiences through personalized storytelling. H2020–Social Sciences & Humanities Cult-coop 8 Virtual Museums call. Research and Innovation Action. Proposal ranked 1st of 90 (success rate 4.4%). HATII & Hunterian role: use of Antonine Wall displays as one of the case studies to test project's approach and tools and overseeing evaluation work. Partners: EXUS Software Ltd-SME, UK; ATHENA RC-Research Centre, Greece; University of York, UK; INRIA Sophia-Antipolis-Research Centre, France; CNR-Research Centre, Italy; DIGINEXT-Company, France; Noho-SME, Ireland - Overall budget: €2.6-million /  UoG: €241,891

EMOTIVE aims to use emotional storytelling to dramatically change how we experience heritage sites. For heritage professionals, the Emotive application will provide a powerful storytelling engine and a set of rich digital media assets that can be used to create detailed characters and narratives featuring archaeological sites or collections of artefacts. For visitors, Emotive will offer dramatic, emotionally engaging stories that can be experienced while at a cultural site or remotely. Wherever visitors are, they can follow characters, look for clues and explore environments alone or with family and friends. The University of Glasgow team brings to EMOTIVE in-depth understanding of the needs of both cultural heritage professionals, as well as diverse visitor groups and end users. It will contribute numerous research, user-centred design and production, and evaluation activities to the project, taking advantage of the real cultural heritage context of The Hunterian’s Antonine Wall display (one of the two UNESCO World Heritage sites used at EMOTIVE case studies) to collect user requirements and evaluate EMOTIVE prototype tools.

http://www.emotiveproject.eu/

 

  • 2013-today     Project investigating the use of the Hunterian’s digital resources & Kelvin Hall portal (joint University, Glasgow Museums & Scottish Screen Archive-Nat Libr of Scotland catalogues) £97.000 - Part of £4.57m HLF grant for Kelvin Hall transformation – awarded for the portal development [administered by Glasgow Life – HATII’s role: design and evaluation of portal]

 

The Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation brings together academics and cultural heritage professionals to investigate the use of digital cultural resources by diverse user groups. Coordinated by Dr Maria Economou, the network examines how digital cultural resources impact learning, research and public engagement within cultural heritage organisations. What is the impact of these resources, and how can this be quantified and recorded in order to help organisations use them to their fullest potential?

The project’s main case study is the re-development of the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, which opened in 2016 and will house the collections of Glasgow Life, The Hunterian of the University of Glasgow and the Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland. The network considered the applicability of digital technologies to the Kelvin Hall project, and also studied the characteristics of Glasgow’s wider cultural landscape. By using a variety of methodologies and perspectives drawn from museology, computing science, the digital humanities and the social sciences, the project placed Glasgow’s cultural offerings within a wider, international discussion concerning how and why digital cultural resources are used by both cultural heritage organisations and their diverse audiences.

Over the two years of the project, network partners organised a variety of events including four workshops, a knowledge exchange forum for cultural professionals, an international symposium and a public open day for exploring the digital collections at the re-opened Kelvin Hall.

Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation https://scotdigich.wordpress.com/ 


Supervision

Maria has supervised many doctoral and postgraduate-level dissertations related to her research. She is especially interested in supervising students in the following areas:

  • the use of digital technologies in the cultural sector and in museums in particular
  • visitor studies and evaluation in cultural contexts (including the study of the users’ experience of different computer applications and online systems)
  • museum education and informal learning
  • participatory practices in museums and heritage
  • citizen science, crowdsourcing, co-curation, co-creation models
  • representation of the past (for example, in exhibitions but also computer games for children)

She currently co-supervises an MPhil student, Laura Molloy, who is researching digital curation skills in the performing arts, carrying out an investigation of practitioner awareness and knowledge of digital object management and preservation.

She is also co-supervising the PhD of Chris Loughnane who was awarded an AHRC scholarship to work on ‘Unveiling the Hybrid Archive: An Investigation into Changing Research Practices and Digital Humanities Scholarship’ and the PhD of Maria Isabel Hidalgo Urbaneja who is working “Towards a definition of museum art historical narratives in the digital on the social web’, both of which started in 2014-15.


Teaching

Maria is Lecturer in Museum Studies. She also contributes to HATII's Honours degree in Digital Media and Information Studies. She taught or currently teaches:

  • Museum Issues (ARTMED5048) (in 2013-14 and 2014-15)
  • Heritage and Cultural Informatics (Hons: ARTMED4030 and MSc in Museum Studies: ARTMED5016) (since 2013-14)
  • Hunterian Exhibition Development (ARTMED5062) (since 2013-14)
  • Museum Learning and Interpretation (ARTMED5063)(which she proposed and gained approval for by the Board of Studies, first taught in 2015-16)

Additional Information

Maria is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Museum Worlds (published by Berghahn Books) and of the online journal Museology.

She was external evaluator of research proposals FP7-ICT-call and reviewer or the CultAR research project (2013-2016) for the European Commission, Directorate General Information Society and Media (2011-14). She was also acted as a reviewer of research proposals for the British Academy (2016), the Foundation for Promotion of Science, Cyprus (2011, 2013) and the Swiss Science Foundation (2011). She is a reviewer of papers submitted to the journal Museum Management & Curatorship, Museum & Society, Heritage & Society, International Journal of Digital Libraries, ACM Int. Journal on Computing in Cultural Heritage as well as for book proposals for international publisher Routledge.

She has participated in the organisation of several international conferences.

Co-ordinator and member of scientific committee:

  • 2015/16     RSE Scottish Network for the Evaluation of Digital Cultural Resources workshops, Glasgow: ‘
  • 2007      International seminar «The evaluation of ICT applications in cultural heritage», Mytilene, Greece, May 2007

Member of organising and scientific committee:

  • 2005-06        3d International Museology Conference «Audiovisual Media as Cultural Heritage and their use in Museums» (Aegean Univ.) & annual ΑVICOM conference, Mytilene (6/2006)
  • 2003-04        2nd International Museology Conference «Technology in the Service of Cultural Heritage: Management-Education-Communication», (Aegean Univ.) Mytilene (29/6-2/7/04)
  • 1997-01        Digitisation Summer School, (organised by Glasgow University), Houston (6/00 in collaboration with Rice Univ), Sophia (6/99 in collaboration with Bulgarian Academy of Sciences),Glasgow (7/98, 7/99, 7/00, 7/01)
  • 1997-98        Digital Resources for the Humanities (DRH’98), (organised by Glasgow University),Glasgow (5/98).

Member of international scientific committee:

Digital Heritage 2015 (Granada), CAA14 &’02 (Comp. Applications in Archaeology), Crete, VSMM’12, Milan, VSMM’07, Australia, VSMM’05, Belgium,High Tech Heritage: How Are Digital Technologies Changing our Views of the Past?,Univ. of Massach. Amherst Center for Heritage and Society, 2012, Rethinking Technology in Museums 2011 (Ireland), CIDOC’08 (ICOM Inter. Documentation Committee) Athens, DMACH’08 (Digital Media & its Application in Cultural Heritage), Uni of Petra, Jordan, DACH’07 (Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage), Taiwan, VAST 2007, Brighton, 2nd International Scientific Symposium «Oral History, Local Communities & New Technologies» (Lychnostatis Museum), Hersonissos, Crete, 2007, 3d Intern. Μuseology Conference & AVICOM, Mytilene 2006.


Publications

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Number of items: 73.

2017

Economou, M. (2017) Use And Impact Of Digital In Cultural Heritage: Insights From The Scottish Network Of Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation. MW17: Museums and the Web 2017, Cleveland, OH, USA, 19-22 April 2017.

Ntamkarelou, L., Bantimaroudis, P. and Economou, M. (2017) Testing the uses and gratifications approach to museum visiting: adopting a mediated perspective in the cultural domain. Visitor Studies, 20(1), pp. 56-71. (doi:10.1080/10645578.2017.1297131)

2016

Economou, M. (2016) The Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation. D-Lib Magazine, 22(7/8),

Redhead, A., Gow, A., Tough, A. and Economou, M. (2016) Innovative practices for archives and special collections, edited by Kate Theimer, Lanham, MA and Plymouth, UK, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014-2015. Archives and Records, 37(1), pp. 94-101. (doi:10.1080/23257962.2016.1154030) [Book Review]

Economou, M. (2016) Evaluating Digital Resources in Cultural Heritage: Lessons from the ScotDigiCH Network. In: 22nd International Conference on Virtual System and Multimedia (VSMM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17-21 Oct 2016, pp. 99-105. ISBN 9781467389945 (doi:10.1109/VSMM.2016.7863188)

2015

Economou, M. (2015) Heritage in the digital age. In: Logan, W., Nic Craith, M. and Kockel, U. (eds.) A Companion to Heritage Studies. Series: Blackwell companions to anthropology (28). Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 215-228. ISBN 9781118486665 (doi:10.1002/9781118486634.ch15)

2014

Economou, M. (2014) Reinventing the Academic Museum: Studying the Digital Transformations at Glasgow's University Museums. In: EPC 2014 Horizon2020 and Creative Europe vs Digital Heritage: A European Projects Crossover, Florence, Italy, 18 Feb 2014, pp. 7-11.

2013

Chatzidimitris, T., Kavakli, E., Economou, M. and Gavalas, D. (2013) Mobile Augmented Reality Edutainment Applications for Cultural Institutions. In: Fourth International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA), Piraeus, Greece, 10-12 Jul 2013, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781479907700 (doi:10.1109/IISA.2013.6623726)

2012

Economou, M. (2012) Telling children about the past using electronic games [in Greek]. In: Galanidou, N. and Dossmasnes, L.H. (eds.) Telling Children about the Past. An Interdisciplinary Approach. Kaleidoscope: Athens, pp. 151-171.

2011

Economou, M. and Gaze, I. (2011) Electronic applications for the exhibition «Typos a-Typos. Student newspapers and magazines in Crete» of the Museum of School Life of the Chania Perfecture. New media, new means of museum communication? [in Greek]. In: Gavrilaki, I. (ed.) The Spring of Museums. Educational Programmes and Museum Education, Symposium Proceedings: Rethymnon, 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. Rethymnon, pp. 255-264.

Economou, M. , Nikonanou, N. and Κasvikis, K. (2011) Educational programmes and electronic applications of the Museum of the Axioupolis Museum of Natural History: New technologies as a tool before, during, and after the visit to the Museum [in Greek]. In: Gavrilaki, I. (ed.) The Spring of Museums. Educational Programmes and Museum Education, Conference Proceedings: Rethymnon, 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. Association of Historical and Folklore Studies: Rethymon, pp. 244-254.

Economou, M. (2011) Greece, part III: museums. In: Bates, M. J. and Maack, M. N. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. Taylor & Francis: New York, NY. ISBN 084939712X

Economou, M. and Meintani, E. (2011) Promising Beginning? Evaluating Museum Mobile Phone Apps. Rethinking Technology in Museums 2011: Emerging experiences, University of Limerick, Ireland, 26-27 May 2011.

Economou, M. and Pujol-Tost, L. (2011) Evaluating the use of virtual reality and multimedia applications for presenting the past. In: Styliaras, G., Koukopoulos, D. and Lazarinis, F. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Technologies and Cultural Heritage. IGI Global, pp. 223-239. ISBN 9781609600440 (doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-044-0.ch011)

2010

Bounia, A., Economou, M. and Pitsiava, E. (2010) The use of new technologies in museum educational programmes: results from research in Greek museums [in Greek]. In: Vemi, M. and Νakou, E. (eds.) Museums and Education, Conference Proceedings. Nesos, pp. 335-347.

Economou, M. (2010) The evaluation of museum multimedia applications: lessons from research. In: Parry, R. (ed.) Museums in a Digital Age. Series: Leicester readers in museum studies. Routledge: London, pp. 391-405. ISBN 9780415402613

2009

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2009) Worth a thousand words? The usefulness of immersive virtual reality for learning in cultural heritage settings. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 7(1), pp. 157-176. (doi:10.1260/147807709788549367)

Economou, M. and Pujol Tost, L. (2009) Evaluating the effectiveness of ICT applications in cultural heritage spaces: Lessons from three research studies in Italy, Belgium and Greece [in Greek]. Tetradia Mouseiologias, 6, pp. 37-44.

Gil Fuentetaja, I. and Economou, M. (2009) Analysis of Users' Access to Museums Websites - Comparison of Weblogs. In: 15th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia VSMM '09, Vienna, Austria, 9-12 Sep 2009, pp. 123-128. ISBN 9780769537900 (doi:10.1109/VSMM.2009.24)

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2009) Evaluación del 'hellenic cosmos'. In: Carreras Monfort, C. and Abad, M. (eds.) Evaluación TIC en el Patrimonio Cultural: Metodologías y Estudio de Casos. Series: Acción cultura (5). UOC: Barcelona, pp. 223-249. ISBN 9788497880114

2008

Sylaiou, S., Economou, M. , Karoulis, A. and White, M. (2008) The evaluation of ARCO. Computers in Entertainment, 6(2), 23. (doi:10.1145/1371216.1371226)

Bounia, A., Nikonanou, N. and Economou, M. (Eds.) (2008) E Technologia sten Yperesia tes Politismikes Kleronomias : Diacheirise, Ekpaideuse, Epikoinonia = The Technology in the Service of Cultural Heritage: Management-Education-Communication. Kaleidoscope: Athens. ISBN 9789604710010

Economou, M. (2008) General review [in Greek]. In: Bounia, A., Nikonanou, N. and Economou, M. (eds.) The Technology in the Service of Cultural Heritage: Management-Education-Communication. Kaleidoscope: Athens, pp. 7-13.

Economou, M. (2008) New technologies and the social dimension of the museum visit: new roads or dead-ends [in Greek]. In: Bounia, A., Nikonanou, N. and Economou, M. (eds.) The Technology in the Service of Cultural Heritage, Proceedings 2nd Intern. Museology Conference, Mytilene 29 June-2 July 2004. Kaleidoscope: Athens, pp. 151-160.

Economou, M. and Bounia, A. (2008) Digital cultural heritage: the Greek reality. In: Hermon, S. (ed.) Academic Curricula for a Digital Cultural Heritage: A Proposal. Archaeolingua: Budapest, pp. 35-46.

Economou, M. and Pujol-Tost, L. (2008) Educational tool or expensive toy? Evaluating VR evaluation and its relevance for virtual heritage. In: Kalay, Y.E., Kvan, T. and Affleck, J. (eds.) New Heritage: New Media and Cultural Heritage. Routledge: London, pp. 242-260. ISBN 9780415773560

Gil Fuentetaja, I. and Economou, M. (2008) Studying the Type of Online Access Provided to Museum Collections. CIDOC 2008, Athens, Greece, 15-18 Sep 2008.

Gil Fuentetaja, I. and Economou, M. (2008) Οnline Access to Digital Collections: Design and Use of Museum Databases. In: 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM’08), Limassol, Cyprus, 20-25 Oct 2008, pp. 116-120.

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2008) Worth a Thousand Words? The Usefulness of Immersive Virtual Reality for Learning in Cultural Heritage Settings. In: 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM’08), Limassol, Cyprus, 20-25 Oct 2008, pp. 287-294.

Shahani, L., Economou, M. and Nikonanou, N. (2008) Museums Curating Online Content Using Web 2.0: Making Cultural Production More Democratic. CIDOC 2008, Athens, Greece, 15-18 Sep 2008.

Shahani, L., Nikonanou, N. and Economou, M. (2008) Museums opening up to communities using web 2.0: promise or reality? International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 1(4), pp. 57-66.

2007

Economou, M. (2007) New technologies in museums [in Greek]. Τa Νea, 2007(7 May),

Economou, M. (2007) A world of interactive exhibits. In: Marty, P. and Jones, K. (eds.) Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums. Series: Routledge studies in library and information science. Taylor & Francis: New York, NY, pp. 137-156. ISBN 9780824725815

Economou, M. and Gaze, A. (2007) Orality, Memories from School and New Technologies: The Creation of the First Exhibition of the Museum of School Life of the Chania Prefecture [in Greek]. Technology and Tradition: Oral History, Local Societies and New Technologies’, Hersonissos, Crete, 20-22 Sep 2007.

Economou, M. and Pujol-Tost, L. (2007) Evaluating the impact of new technologies on cultural heritage visitors. In: Kaminski, J., McLoughlin, J. and Sodagar, B. (eds.) Technology Strategy, Management and Socio-Economic Impact. Series: Heritage management series (2). Archaeolingua: Budapest, pp. 109-121. ISBN 9789638046871

Economou, M. (2007) Examining the Potential and Shortcomings of Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage. In: DACH 2007: International Conference on Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage, Tainan, Taiwan, 12-14 Jan 2007, pp. 355-362. ISBN 9789830081892

Economou, M. (2007) Telling children about the past using electronic games. In: Galanidou, N. and Dossmasnes, L.H. (eds.) Telling Children about the Past: An Interdisciplinary Approach. International Monographs in Prehistory: Ann Arbor, MI, pp. 125-144. ISBN 9781879621404

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2007) Exploring the suitability of virtual reality interactivity for exhibitions through an integrated evaluation: the case of the Ename Museum. Museology, 4, pp. 81-97.

2006

Economou, M. and Pujol, L. (2006) Educational Tool or Expensive Toy? Evaluating VR Evaluation and its Relevance for Virtual Heritage. In: New Heritage Conference, Hong Kong, China, 13-14 Mar 2006, pp. 284-302.

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2006) Evaluating the Social Context of ICT Applications in Museum Exhibitions. In: International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage (VAST 2006), Nicosia, Cyprus, 30 Oct - 4 Nov 2006, pp. 219-228. ISBN 9783905673425

2005

Economou, M. (2005) Jewish Museum of Greece: permanent and temporary exhibitions [in Greek]. Tetradia Mouseiologias, 2, pp. 52-57.

2004

Economou, M. (2004) New technologies in museums: tool, handcuff or fashion [in Greek]. Museology, 1,

Economou, M. (2004) Evaluation strategies in the cultural sector: the case of the Kelvingrove Museum and art gallery in Glasgow. Museum and Society, 2(1), pp. 30-46.

2003

Economou, M. (2003) Museum: Warehouse or Living Organisation? Museological Questions and Issues [in Greek]. Series: Epistemonike bibliotheke. Ekdoseis Kritike: Athens. ISBN 9789602183199

Economou, M. (2003) New Media For Interpreting Archaeology in Museums: Issues and Challenges. In: Computer Applications in Archaeology International Conference (CAA2002), Crete, Greece, 2-6 Apr 2002,

2002

Economou, M. (2002) Assessment of projects by user evaluation. In: The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage: Washington, DC.

Economou, M. (2002) Rights management. In: The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage: Washington, DC.

Economou, M. (2002) Selecting materials: an iterative process. In: The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage: Washington, DC.

Economou, M. (2002) User Evaluation: Report of Findings. Project Report. National Council on Archives and the National Archives Network User Research Group.

2001

Economou, M. and Rees, H. (2001) Distributed Learning for the Continuing Professional Development of Museum and Art Gallery Professionals. Project Report. The University of Manchester.

2000

Economou, M. (2000) The millenial museum. Spectra, 27(1),

1999

Economou, M. (1999) Museums for the public or the objects [in Greek]. Arhaiologia kai Tehnes, 72, pp. 50-55.

Economou, M. (1999) Evaluation Strategy for the Re-Development of the Displays and Visitor Facilities at the Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvingrove. Project Report. Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), Glasgow.

1998

Economou, M. (1998) Evaluating multimedia. Museum Practice, 9,

Economou, M. and Ross, S. (1998) Screen test: what support should the heritage lottery fund pump into information technology in museums? Museums Journal,

Economou, M. (1998) The evaluation of museum multimedia applications: lessons from research. Museum Management and Curatorship, 17(2), pp. 173-187. (doi:10.1080/09647779800501702)

Ross, S. and Economou, M. (1998) Information and Communications Technology in the Cultural Sector. D-Lib Magazine, 4(6),

Ross, S. and Economou, M. (1998) A study of information and communications technology funding policy for the heritage sector. D-Lib Magazine, 4(6),

Ross, S., Economou, M. and Anderson, J. (1998) Funding Information and Communications Technology in the Heritage Sector: Policy Recommendations to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

1997

Economou, M. (1997) The Evaluation of a Multimedia Application for Gallery Interpretation: The Euesperides Project in Oxford. In: ICHIM 1997: Fourth International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums, Paris, France, 1-5 Sep 1997, pp. 218-226. ISBN 1885626142

1996

Economou, M. (1996) Designing and evaluating a museum multimedia application: the Euesperides project in Oxford. Spectra, 23(14), pp. 18-23.

Economou, M. (1996) Evaluation. In: Davis, B., Trant, J. and van der Starre, J. (eds.) Introduction to Multimedia in Museums: A Report by the International Council of Museums, Committee on Documentation (ICOM/CIDOC), Multimedia Working Group. UNSPECIFIED: The Hague, pp. 53-61.

Economou, M. (1996) Multimedia in museums: evaluation of applications [in Greek]. Mitos, 3, pp. 21-23.

Economou, M. (1996) Interactive multimedia for the public presentation of archaeology: the Euesperides project. In: Higgins, T., Main, P. and Lang, J. (eds.) Imaging the Past: Electronic Imaging and Computer Graphics in Museums and Archaeology. Series: Occasional paper (British Museum) (114). British Museum: London, pp. 127-140. ISBN 0861591143

Economou, M. (1996) Multimedia in the humanities. In: Mullings, C., Deegan, M., Ross, S. and Kenna, S. (eds.) New Technologies for the Humanities. Series: British Library research and innovation report (2). Bowker-Saur: West Sussex, pp. 65-91. ISBN 1857391136

1995

Economou, M. (1995) Automating museums beyond the Americas: information technology and interactive multimedia in Greece. Spectra, 22(3), pp. 7-10.

Economou, M. (1995) The Euesperides Project: Design and Evaluation of a Hypermedia Program for an Archaeological Exhibition. In: 3rd International Symposium on Computers and Archaeology, Rome, Italy, 22-25 Nov 1995, pp. 1105-1115.

Economou, M. (1995) Project elise: an experiment for a networked electronic image bank. Spectra, 22(4), pp. 3-5.

Economou, M. (1995) The Quest for the Golden Apples of the Hesperides: Multimedia Design for an Archaeological Exhibition. In: 3rd International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM '95 - MCN '95), San Diego, CA, USA, 9-13 Oct 1995, pp. 248-266. ISBN 1885626118

1994

Vickers, M., Gill, D. and Economou, M. (1994) Greek and Hellenistic periods. Libyan Studies, 25, pp. 125-136. (doi:10.1017/S0263718900006282)

Economou, M. (1994) Euesperides: A Hypermedia Prototype for a Museum Exhibition - Presenting the Archaeology of an Ancient Greek colony’ Cultures Connected-Automating the Americas and Beyond. In: CIDOC/MCN, Washington, DC, USA, 28 Aug - 3 Sep 1994,

Economou, M. (1994) Multimedia & automation in American museums and beyond. Spectra, 22(3), pp. 3-7.

1993

Economou, M. (1993) Euesperides: a devastated site: a challenge for multimedia presentation. Electronic Antiquity, 1(4),

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Articles

Ntamkarelou, L., Bantimaroudis, P. and Economou, M. (2017) Testing the uses and gratifications approach to museum visiting: adopting a mediated perspective in the cultural domain. Visitor Studies, 20(1), pp. 56-71. (doi:10.1080/10645578.2017.1297131)

Economou, M. (2016) The Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation. D-Lib Magazine, 22(7/8),

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2009) Worth a thousand words? The usefulness of immersive virtual reality for learning in cultural heritage settings. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 7(1), pp. 157-176. (doi:10.1260/147807709788549367)

Economou, M. and Pujol Tost, L. (2009) Evaluating the effectiveness of ICT applications in cultural heritage spaces: Lessons from three research studies in Italy, Belgium and Greece [in Greek]. Tetradia Mouseiologias, 6, pp. 37-44.

Sylaiou, S., Economou, M. , Karoulis, A. and White, M. (2008) The evaluation of ARCO. Computers in Entertainment, 6(2), 23. (doi:10.1145/1371216.1371226)

Shahani, L., Nikonanou, N. and Economou, M. (2008) Museums opening up to communities using web 2.0: promise or reality? International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 1(4), pp. 57-66.

Economou, M. (2007) New technologies in museums [in Greek]. Τa Νea, 2007(7 May),

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2007) Exploring the suitability of virtual reality interactivity for exhibitions through an integrated evaluation: the case of the Ename Museum. Museology, 4, pp. 81-97.

Economou, M. (2005) Jewish Museum of Greece: permanent and temporary exhibitions [in Greek]. Tetradia Mouseiologias, 2, pp. 52-57.

Economou, M. (2004) New technologies in museums: tool, handcuff or fashion [in Greek]. Museology, 1,

Economou, M. (2004) Evaluation strategies in the cultural sector: the case of the Kelvingrove Museum and art gallery in Glasgow. Museum and Society, 2(1), pp. 30-46.

Economou, M. (2000) The millenial museum. Spectra, 27(1),

Economou, M. (1999) Museums for the public or the objects [in Greek]. Arhaiologia kai Tehnes, 72, pp. 50-55.

Economou, M. (1998) Evaluating multimedia. Museum Practice, 9,

Economou, M. and Ross, S. (1998) Screen test: what support should the heritage lottery fund pump into information technology in museums? Museums Journal,

Economou, M. (1998) The evaluation of museum multimedia applications: lessons from research. Museum Management and Curatorship, 17(2), pp. 173-187. (doi:10.1080/09647779800501702)

Ross, S. and Economou, M. (1998) Information and Communications Technology in the Cultural Sector. D-Lib Magazine, 4(6),

Ross, S. and Economou, M. (1998) A study of information and communications technology funding policy for the heritage sector. D-Lib Magazine, 4(6),

Economou, M. (1996) Designing and evaluating a museum multimedia application: the Euesperides project in Oxford. Spectra, 23(14), pp. 18-23.

Economou, M. (1996) Multimedia in museums: evaluation of applications [in Greek]. Mitos, 3, pp. 21-23.

Economou, M. (1995) Automating museums beyond the Americas: information technology and interactive multimedia in Greece. Spectra, 22(3), pp. 7-10.

Economou, M. (1995) Project elise: an experiment for a networked electronic image bank. Spectra, 22(4), pp. 3-5.

Vickers, M., Gill, D. and Economou, M. (1994) Greek and Hellenistic periods. Libyan Studies, 25, pp. 125-136. (doi:10.1017/S0263718900006282)

Economou, M. (1994) Multimedia & automation in American museums and beyond. Spectra, 22(3), pp. 3-7.

Economou, M. (1993) Euesperides: a devastated site: a challenge for multimedia presentation. Electronic Antiquity, 1(4),

Books

Economou, M. (2003) Museum: Warehouse or Living Organisation? Museological Questions and Issues [in Greek]. Series: Epistemonike bibliotheke. Ekdoseis Kritike: Athens. ISBN 9789602183199

Book Sections

Economou, M. (2015) Heritage in the digital age. In: Logan, W., Nic Craith, M. and Kockel, U. (eds.) A Companion to Heritage Studies. Series: Blackwell companions to anthropology (28). Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 215-228. ISBN 9781118486665 (doi:10.1002/9781118486634.ch15)

Economou, M. (2012) Telling children about the past using electronic games [in Greek]. In: Galanidou, N. and Dossmasnes, L.H. (eds.) Telling Children about the Past. An Interdisciplinary Approach. Kaleidoscope: Athens, pp. 151-171.

Economou, M. and Gaze, I. (2011) Electronic applications for the exhibition «Typos a-Typos. Student newspapers and magazines in Crete» of the Museum of School Life of the Chania Perfecture. New media, new means of museum communication? [in Greek]. In: Gavrilaki, I. (ed.) The Spring of Museums. Educational Programmes and Museum Education, Symposium Proceedings: Rethymnon, 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. Rethymnon, pp. 255-264.

Economou, M. , Nikonanou, N. and Κasvikis, K. (2011) Educational programmes and electronic applications of the Museum of the Axioupolis Museum of Natural History: New technologies as a tool before, during, and after the visit to the Museum [in Greek]. In: Gavrilaki, I. (ed.) The Spring of Museums. Educational Programmes and Museum Education, Conference Proceedings: Rethymnon, 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. Association of Historical and Folklore Studies: Rethymon, pp. 244-254.

Economou, M. (2011) Greece, part III: museums. In: Bates, M. J. and Maack, M. N. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. Taylor & Francis: New York, NY. ISBN 084939712X

Economou, M. and Pujol-Tost, L. (2011) Evaluating the use of virtual reality and multimedia applications for presenting the past. In: Styliaras, G., Koukopoulos, D. and Lazarinis, F. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Technologies and Cultural Heritage. IGI Global, pp. 223-239. ISBN 9781609600440 (doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-044-0.ch011)

Bounia, A., Economou, M. and Pitsiava, E. (2010) The use of new technologies in museum educational programmes: results from research in Greek museums [in Greek]. In: Vemi, M. and Νakou, E. (eds.) Museums and Education, Conference Proceedings. Nesos, pp. 335-347.

Economou, M. (2010) The evaluation of museum multimedia applications: lessons from research. In: Parry, R. (ed.) Museums in a Digital Age. Series: Leicester readers in museum studies. Routledge: London, pp. 391-405. ISBN 9780415402613

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2009) Evaluación del 'hellenic cosmos'. In: Carreras Monfort, C. and Abad, M. (eds.) Evaluación TIC en el Patrimonio Cultural: Metodologías y Estudio de Casos. Series: Acción cultura (5). UOC: Barcelona, pp. 223-249. ISBN 9788497880114

Economou, M. (2008) General review [in Greek]. In: Bounia, A., Nikonanou, N. and Economou, M. (eds.) The Technology in the Service of Cultural Heritage: Management-Education-Communication. Kaleidoscope: Athens, pp. 7-13.

Economou, M. (2008) New technologies and the social dimension of the museum visit: new roads or dead-ends [in Greek]. In: Bounia, A., Nikonanou, N. and Economou, M. (eds.) The Technology in the Service of Cultural Heritage, Proceedings 2nd Intern. Museology Conference, Mytilene 29 June-2 July 2004. Kaleidoscope: Athens, pp. 151-160.

Economou, M. and Bounia, A. (2008) Digital cultural heritage: the Greek reality. In: Hermon, S. (ed.) Academic Curricula for a Digital Cultural Heritage: A Proposal. Archaeolingua: Budapest, pp. 35-46.

Economou, M. and Pujol-Tost, L. (2008) Educational tool or expensive toy? Evaluating VR evaluation and its relevance for virtual heritage. In: Kalay, Y.E., Kvan, T. and Affleck, J. (eds.) New Heritage: New Media and Cultural Heritage. Routledge: London, pp. 242-260. ISBN 9780415773560

Economou, M. (2007) A world of interactive exhibits. In: Marty, P. and Jones, K. (eds.) Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums. Series: Routledge studies in library and information science. Taylor & Francis: New York, NY, pp. 137-156. ISBN 9780824725815

Economou, M. and Pujol-Tost, L. (2007) Evaluating the impact of new technologies on cultural heritage visitors. In: Kaminski, J., McLoughlin, J. and Sodagar, B. (eds.) Technology Strategy, Management and Socio-Economic Impact. Series: Heritage management series (2). Archaeolingua: Budapest, pp. 109-121. ISBN 9789638046871

Economou, M. (2007) Telling children about the past using electronic games. In: Galanidou, N. and Dossmasnes, L.H. (eds.) Telling Children about the Past: An Interdisciplinary Approach. International Monographs in Prehistory: Ann Arbor, MI, pp. 125-144. ISBN 9781879621404

Economou, M. (2002) Assessment of projects by user evaluation. In: The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage: Washington, DC.

Economou, M. (2002) Rights management. In: The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage: Washington, DC.

Economou, M. (2002) Selecting materials: an iterative process. In: The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials. National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage: Washington, DC.

Economou, M. (1996) Evaluation. In: Davis, B., Trant, J. and van der Starre, J. (eds.) Introduction to Multimedia in Museums: A Report by the International Council of Museums, Committee on Documentation (ICOM/CIDOC), Multimedia Working Group. UNSPECIFIED: The Hague, pp. 53-61.

Economou, M. (1996) Interactive multimedia for the public presentation of archaeology: the Euesperides project. In: Higgins, T., Main, P. and Lang, J. (eds.) Imaging the Past: Electronic Imaging and Computer Graphics in Museums and Archaeology. Series: Occasional paper (British Museum) (114). British Museum: London, pp. 127-140. ISBN 0861591143

Economou, M. (1996) Multimedia in the humanities. In: Mullings, C., Deegan, M., Ross, S. and Kenna, S. (eds.) New Technologies for the Humanities. Series: British Library research and innovation report (2). Bowker-Saur: West Sussex, pp. 65-91. ISBN 1857391136

Book Reviews

Redhead, A., Gow, A., Tough, A. and Economou, M. (2016) Innovative practices for archives and special collections, edited by Kate Theimer, Lanham, MA and Plymouth, UK, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014-2015. Archives and Records, 37(1), pp. 94-101. (doi:10.1080/23257962.2016.1154030) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Bounia, A., Nikonanou, N. and Economou, M. (Eds.) (2008) E Technologia sten Yperesia tes Politismikes Kleronomias : Diacheirise, Ekpaideuse, Epikoinonia = The Technology in the Service of Cultural Heritage: Management-Education-Communication. Kaleidoscope: Athens. ISBN 9789604710010

Research Reports or Papers

Economou, M. (2002) User Evaluation: Report of Findings. Project Report. National Council on Archives and the National Archives Network User Research Group.

Economou, M. and Rees, H. (2001) Distributed Learning for the Continuing Professional Development of Museum and Art Gallery Professionals. Project Report. The University of Manchester.

Economou, M. (1999) Evaluation Strategy for the Re-Development of the Displays and Visitor Facilities at the Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvingrove. Project Report. Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), Glasgow.

Ross, S., Economou, M. and Anderson, J. (1998) Funding Information and Communications Technology in the Heritage Sector: Policy Recommendations to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Economou, M. (2017) Use And Impact Of Digital In Cultural Heritage: Insights From The Scottish Network Of Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation. MW17: Museums and the Web 2017, Cleveland, OH, USA, 19-22 April 2017.

Economou, M. and Meintani, E. (2011) Promising Beginning? Evaluating Museum Mobile Phone Apps. Rethinking Technology in Museums 2011: Emerging experiences, University of Limerick, Ireland, 26-27 May 2011.

Gil Fuentetaja, I. and Economou, M. (2008) Studying the Type of Online Access Provided to Museum Collections. CIDOC 2008, Athens, Greece, 15-18 Sep 2008.

Shahani, L., Economou, M. and Nikonanou, N. (2008) Museums Curating Online Content Using Web 2.0: Making Cultural Production More Democratic. CIDOC 2008, Athens, Greece, 15-18 Sep 2008.

Economou, M. and Gaze, A. (2007) Orality, Memories from School and New Technologies: The Creation of the First Exhibition of the Museum of School Life of the Chania Prefecture [in Greek]. Technology and Tradition: Oral History, Local Societies and New Technologies’, Hersonissos, Crete, 20-22 Sep 2007.

Conference Proceedings

Economou, M. (2016) Evaluating Digital Resources in Cultural Heritage: Lessons from the ScotDigiCH Network. In: 22nd International Conference on Virtual System and Multimedia (VSMM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17-21 Oct 2016, pp. 99-105. ISBN 9781467389945 (doi:10.1109/VSMM.2016.7863188)

Economou, M. (2014) Reinventing the Academic Museum: Studying the Digital Transformations at Glasgow's University Museums. In: EPC 2014 Horizon2020 and Creative Europe vs Digital Heritage: A European Projects Crossover, Florence, Italy, 18 Feb 2014, pp. 7-11.

Chatzidimitris, T., Kavakli, E., Economou, M. and Gavalas, D. (2013) Mobile Augmented Reality Edutainment Applications for Cultural Institutions. In: Fourth International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA), Piraeus, Greece, 10-12 Jul 2013, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781479907700 (doi:10.1109/IISA.2013.6623726)

Gil Fuentetaja, I. and Economou, M. (2009) Analysis of Users' Access to Museums Websites - Comparison of Weblogs. In: 15th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia VSMM '09, Vienna, Austria, 9-12 Sep 2009, pp. 123-128. ISBN 9780769537900 (doi:10.1109/VSMM.2009.24)

Gil Fuentetaja, I. and Economou, M. (2008) Οnline Access to Digital Collections: Design and Use of Museum Databases. In: 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM’08), Limassol, Cyprus, 20-25 Oct 2008, pp. 116-120.

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2008) Worth a Thousand Words? The Usefulness of Immersive Virtual Reality for Learning in Cultural Heritage Settings. In: 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM’08), Limassol, Cyprus, 20-25 Oct 2008, pp. 287-294.

Economou, M. (2007) Examining the Potential and Shortcomings of Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage. In: DACH 2007: International Conference on Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage, Tainan, Taiwan, 12-14 Jan 2007, pp. 355-362. ISBN 9789830081892

Economou, M. and Pujol, L. (2006) Educational Tool or Expensive Toy? Evaluating VR Evaluation and its Relevance for Virtual Heritage. In: New Heritage Conference, Hong Kong, China, 13-14 Mar 2006, pp. 284-302.

Pujol Tost, L. and Economou, M. (2006) Evaluating the Social Context of ICT Applications in Museum Exhibitions. In: International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage (VAST 2006), Nicosia, Cyprus, 30 Oct - 4 Nov 2006, pp. 219-228. ISBN 9783905673425

Economou, M. (2003) New Media For Interpreting Archaeology in Museums: Issues and Challenges. In: Computer Applications in Archaeology International Conference (CAA2002), Crete, Greece, 2-6 Apr 2002,

Economou, M. (1997) The Evaluation of a Multimedia Application for Gallery Interpretation: The Euesperides Project in Oxford. In: ICHIM 1997: Fourth International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums, Paris, France, 1-5 Sep 1997, pp. 218-226. ISBN 1885626142

Economou, M. (1995) The Euesperides Project: Design and Evaluation of a Hypermedia Program for an Archaeological Exhibition. In: 3rd International Symposium on Computers and Archaeology, Rome, Italy, 22-25 Nov 1995, pp. 1105-1115.

Economou, M. (1995) The Quest for the Golden Apples of the Hesperides: Multimedia Design for an Archaeological Exhibition. In: 3rd International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM '95 - MCN '95), San Diego, CA, USA, 9-13 Oct 1995, pp. 248-266. ISBN 1885626118

Economou, M. (1994) Euesperides: A Hypermedia Prototype for a Museum Exhibition - Presenting the Archaeology of an Ancient Greek colony’ Cultures Connected-Automating the Americas and Beyond. In: CIDOC/MCN, Washington, DC, USA, 28 Aug - 3 Sep 1994,

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