Parry, R. (Ed.). (2009). Museums in a digital age. London: Routledge.



Series Preface

Acknowledgements

1
The Practice of Digital Heritage and the Heritage of Digital Practice
Ross Parry
p. 1
Part 1
Information: Data, Structure and Meaning
p. 9

Introduction to Part one
Ross Parry
p. 11
2
A Brief History of Museum Computerization
David Williams
p. 15
3
The Changing Role of Information Professionals in Museums
Andrew Roberts
p. 22
4
What is Information in the Museum Context?
Elizabeth orna and Charles Pettitt
p. 28
5
The World of (Almost) Unique Objects
Robert Chenhall and David Vance
p. 39
6
Standards for Networked Cultural Heritage   
David Bearman
p. 48
7
Database as Symbolic Form   
Lev Manovich
p. 64
8
The Museum as Information Utility   
George F. MacDonald and Stephen Alsford
p. 72
9
Museum Collections, Documentation and Shifting Knowledge Paradigms
Fiona Cameron
p. 80
10
Semantic Dissonance: do we need (and do we understand) the semantic web? 
Ross Parry and Nick Poole and Jon Pratty
p. 96
11
Building a Universal Digital Memory   
Pierre Lévy
p. 107
Part 2
Space: Visits, Virtuality and Distance
p. 117

Introduction to Part Two   
Ross Parry
p. 119
12
On the Origins of the Virtual Museum   
Erkki Huhtamo
p. 121
13
From Malraux's Imaginary Museum to the Virtual Museum   
Antonio M. Battro
p. 136
14
Virtual Spaces and Museums   
Andrea Bandelli
p. 148
15
The Virtual Visit: towards a new concept for the electronic science centre
Roland Jackson
p. 153
16
Empowering the Remote Visitor: supporting social museum experiences among local and remote visitors
Areti Galani and Matthew Chalmers
p. 159
17
Museums Outside Wails: mobile phones and the museum in the everyday   
Konstantinos Arvanitis
p. 170
Part 3
Access: Ability, Usability And Connectivity
p. 177

Introduction to Part Three
Ross Parry
p. 179
18
Access to Digital Heritage in Africa: bridging the digital divide   
Lorna Abungu
p. 181
19
My Dream of an Accessible Web Culture for Disabled People   
Kevin Carey
p. 186
20
My Dream of an Accessible Web Culture for Disabled People: a re-evaluation   
Kevin Carey
p. 189
21
Implementing a Holistic Approach to E-Learning Accessibility   
Brian Kelly and Lawrie Phipps and Caro Howell
p. 193
22
Usability Evaluation for Museum Websites   
Daniel Cunliffe and Efmorphia kritou and Douglas Tudhope
p. 204
23
Culture as a Driver of Innovation   
Ranjit Makkuni
p. 220
Part 4
Interpretation: Communication, Interactivity And Learning
p. 225

Introduction to Part Four  
Ross Parry
p. 227
24
The Web and the Unassailable Voice   
Peter Walsh
p. 229
25
When the Object is Digital: properties of digital surrogate objects and implications for learning   
Olivia C. Frost
p. 237
26
Learning by Doing and Learning Through Play: an exploration of interactivity in virtual environments for children   
Maria Roussou
p. 247
27
Interactivity and Collaboration: new forms of participation in museums, galleries and science centres   
Christian Heath and Dirk Vom Lehn
p. 266
28
Visitors' Use of Computer Exhibits: findings from five gruelling years of watching visitors getting it wrong   
Ben Gammon
p. 281
Part 5
Object: Authenticity, Authority And Trust
p. 291

Introduction to Part Five   
Ross Parry
p. 293
29
Museums and Virtuality   
Klaus Müller
p. 295
30
When All You've Got is 'The Real Thing': museums and authenticity in the networked world   
Jennifer Trant
p. 306
31
Authenticity and Integrity in the Digital Environment: an exploratory analysis of the central role of trust   
Clifford Lynch
p. 314
32
Why Museums Matter   
Marc Pachter
p. 332
33
Defining the Problem of Our Vanishing Memory: background, current status, models for resolution
Peter Lyman and Howard Besser
p. 336
34
Curating New Media   
Matthew Gansallo
p. 344
Part 6
Delivery: Production, Evaluation and Sustain Ability
p. 351

Introduction to Part Six   
Ross Parry
p. 353
35
Managing New Technology Projects in Museums and Galleries
Matthew Stiff
p. 355
36
Rationale for Digitization and Preservation   
Paul Conway
p. 365
37
Speaking for Themselves': new media and 'Making the Modern World'   
Frank Colson and Jean Colson
p. 379
38
The Evaluation of Museum Multimedia Applications: lessons from research   
Maria Economou
p. 391
39
A Survey on Digital Cultural Heritage Initiatives and Their Sustainability Concerns   
Diane M. Zorich
p. 406
Part 7
Futures: Priorities, Approaches and Aspirations
p. 417

Introduction to Part Seven
Ross Parry
p. 419
40
Making the Total Museum Possible   
Tomislav èola
p. 421
41
Museums in the Information Era: cultural connectors of time and space   
Manuel Castells
p. 427
42
The Shape of Things to Come: museums in the technological landscape   
Simon J. Knell
p. 435
43
Digital Heritage and the Rise of Theory in Museum Computing   
Ross Parry
p. 454