Title: Art, science/technology and history museums on the web
Authors: Thomas Fotakis, Anastasios A. Economides
Addresses: Information Systems Department, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, 54006 Greece. ' Information Systems Department, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, 54006 Greece
Abstract: A framework for evaluating museums| websites is presented. This framework is applied to evaluate 210 museums| websites (70 art, 70 science/technology, and 70 history museums) worldwide. The evaluation results show that all three museums| categories present websites that stay at a satisfying, yet not exceptional, level. Science museums| sites lead the list, with art museums| sites following closely and history museums| sites coming in next. Almost all sites outperformed with respect to technical characteristics. However, many sites present inefficiencies regarding Interactivity and Feedback. Finally, suggestions for improvements are made.
Keywords: art museums; criteria; website evaluation; history museums; museum websites; science museums; technology museums; quality; internet; web portals; digital culture.
International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.37 - 63
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