Author Bios

In the order they appear in the symposium programme

Monday 12 December 2016      /       Tuesday 13 December 2016

Monday Sessions: M1 / M2 / M3 / M4   / Tuesday sessions: Europeana Workshop / T1 / T2: Posters / T3 / T4


MONDAY 12 DECEMBER 2016

SESSION 1


Marco de Niet, Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland/Digital Heritage Netherlands, Netherlands
Marco de Niet is Director of the DEN Foundation, the Dutch knowledge institute for digital heritage. He has been involved in European cross domain innovation with cultural heritage since 1995. He is currently on the Europeana Members Council and is also actively involved in various other international projects, including ENUMERATE, meSch and Unesco’s PERSIST. Before coming to DEN, he worked in the Research & Development department of the National Library of the Netherlands. His main interests are the public aspects of the information society, digital preservation, business model innovation and accountability and statistics.

Agiatis Benardou, Athena Research Centre, Greece
Agiatis Benardou holds a BA and MA in Ancient History from King’s College London, where she was later awarded her PhD in Archaeology. She also holds an MA in Cultural Management and Communication from Panteion University in Athens. Her research interests lie in the fields of scholarly research practices, user requirements and she is particularly interested in the ways in which digital tools and methods can provide new gateways through which research communities gain access to, create, revisit and repurpose research data, processes and infrastructures. Agiatis has worked for a number of public and private organizations in the Greek cultural sector and is now a Senior Research Associate in the Digital Curation Unit, ATHENA R.C. as well as a Fellow in Panteion University in Athens where she teaches Digital Curation. Agiatis has carried out extensive research as project member, WPL or PI in the context of various EU initiatives, such as Preparing DARIAH – the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure), ARIADNE, NeDiMAH, Europeana Cloud, DARIAH-EU, DARIAH-GR, ARK4, #DARIAHTeach and, more recently, Europeana Research.

Alistair Bell, National Library of Scotland, UK (P)
Alistair Bell is a Sound Collections Curator at the National Library of Scotland. He holds a MA(Hons) Scottish Ethnology from University of Edinburgh and MSc Information Management and Preservation from University of Glasgow. Since 2010 he has been working with audio-visual collections at the National Library of Scotland, including roles in acquisitions and cataloguing of moving image collections. He has been in his current role as Sound Collections Curator and leading the development of the Scotland’s Sounds network since 2012.

Naomi Harvey, Heriot-Watt University and National Library of Scotland, UK (P)
Naomi Harvey holds a Collaborative Doctoral Programme studentship between the Intercultural Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University, and the Scotland’s Sounds network at the National Library of Scotland. The topic of her research is to examine issues of collecting, preservation and access to sound collections in the digital environment, with a particular focus on Intangible Cultural Heritage. She holds an MA (Hons) and MPhil in Gaelic Language and Literature from the University of Glasgow and has a background in digital archive cataloguing and also traditional music research, performance and education.

Katherine Lloyd, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Dr Katherine Lloyd is a Research Associate at the Intercultural Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Her work focuses on culture, heritage, identity, belonging, place, migration, co-production and participation in the digital environment. She is currently a researcher on the interdisciplinary EU Horizon 2020 project CoHERE: Critical Heritages: Performing and Representing Identities in Europe. Prior to this she was a Research and Teaching Associate at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University and a Teaching Assistant at the School of Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. Her most recent publication is Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe (with Christopher Whitehead, Susannah Eckersley and Rhiannon Mason). She is a Facilitator of the UK Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies.

Peggy Sue Ewanyshyn, University of Alberta Libraries, Canada
Peggy Sue Ewanyshyn is an academic librarian in Canada. She coordinates the digitization activities at the University of Alberta Libraries, and her research interests include the ethics of digitization in indigenous communities. In addition to her MLIS, she holds a joint International Master in Digital Library Learning from universities in Norway, Estonia, and Italy.


12 DECEMBER 2016

SESSION 2


Daisy Abbott, Glasgow School of Art, UK (P)
Daisy Abbott is an interdisciplinary researcher and research developer based in the School of Simulation and Visualisation at Glasgow School of Art. Daisy’s current research focuses on interactive narratives, digital representations of ephemeral events, performing arts scholarship, digital heritage, 3D visualisation methodologies, digital and participatory culture, interaction design; and game-based learning. Recent research projects include: Research Engagement through Virtual Immersive Tools for Learning (REVISIT) (AHRC, £100k), “How To Fail Your Research Degree”, Enhancing Engagement with 3D Heritage Data through Semantic Annotation (AHRC, £140k, 2010-2011), and Storystorm (EPSRC Culture and Communities Network, £15k, 2013-14).

Stuart Jeffrey, Glasgow School of Art, UK (P)
Stuart Jeffrey is Research Fellow in International Heritage Visualisation in the School of Simulation and Visualisation (SimVis) of the Glasgow School of Art. Stuart studied a combined honours degree in Computer Science and Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, and completed his PhD in three dimensional modelling of early medieval sculpted stones, also at the University of Glasgow, in 2003. His work in SimVis covers all aspects of heritage visualisation. Current projects and research interests focus on uses of new technologies for digital recording, data visualisation and information gathering and how these processes transform and impact on the relationships between the individual, academia and broader communities of interest and the heritage being studied. Stuart has published extensively on diverse topics in archaeology and computer science, including, medieval sculpted stones, archaeological informatics, visualisation techniques, digital preservation, resource discovery and reuse, linked data, natural language processing, and the use of social media in archaeology. Stuart is a member of the Institute for Archaeologists and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Anastasia Gouseti, University of Hull, UK
Anastasia Gouseti is a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Faculty of Arts, Culture and Education, University of Hull. Her main area of interest lies in the use of digital technologies for formal and informal learning and online collaboration, the place of digital media in everyday life, and the changing nature of teaching and learning through the innovative application of technology. Before joining the University of Hull Anastasia worked as a researcher on a number of projects in the field of educational technologies at the UCL Institute of Education. Her monograph titled Digital Technologies for School Collaboration was published in May 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Laia Pujol-Tost, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
I have always been interested in the different ways the past shapes our present. This is why I studied History (1998), then Didactics of the Social Sciences (1999), and finally I specialized in Virtual Archaeology (2006). I first wanted to understand the historical causes; later on, the narrations created around archaeological sources, and their uses by society. In recent years (2010) I started a more creative approach: my passion is now the design and evaluation of digitally-mediated experiences in Cultural Heritage settings. Following this path, I have been involved in several research projects (e.g. CHIRON, Understanding the Virtual, CHESS, LEAP, ViMM, EMOTIVE) across different European universities, museums and private research foundations. I also enjoy very much disseminating the results of my enquiries through teaching, invited speeches, publications, and international conferences. I am happy that my contributions have been acknowledged with academic and scientific awards, but above all by people pursuing their professional career in Digital Heritage encouraged by them.


12 DECEMBER 2016

SESSION 3


Areti Damala, University of Strathclyde, UK (P)
Dr Areti Damala is Research Associate in Experience Design at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. She holds a BA Hons in History of Art and Archaeology, an MPhil in Cultural Informatics and a PhD in Experience Design (Human Computer Interaction). Areti has participated in several national and European projects and Networks of Excellence. She is currently leading the Public Engagement and Evaluation activities of the Material Encounters with Digital Cultural Heritage -meSch- EU project and represents the University of Strathclyde at the Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation. Her research field is the design and evaluation of digital, interactive applications for museums and CH environments. Since 2001, she has led numerous co-creation, evaluation, and public engagement activities in museums in Greece, France, UK, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK, drawing also from her anterior professionals experience as a museum curator, educator and storyteller. Areti is also a member of the ICOM, the UK Visitor Studies Group, the UK Museum Computers Network and the Europeana Professional Network.

Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, UK
Ian Ruthven is a Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He works in the area of information seeking and retrieval; understanding how (and why) people search for information and how electronic systems might help them search more successfully. This brings in a wide range of research including theoretical research on the design and modelling of information access systems, empirical research on interfaces and user interaction and research on the methodology of evaluating information access systems. His recent research has included interface design research to help children search for information, information seeking studies on information poverty within marginalised groups and studies on how people use online information to create a sense of happiness.

Laura Gottlied, Digital Heritage Center, Sweden
Laura Gottlieb is a designer, researcher and facilitator working in the intersection of philosophy, design and education. She earned a BA in Philosophy at the University of Southampton and an MA in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Laura is also a trained philosophy facilitator at the Philosophy Foundation. Working at the Digital Heritage Center in Stockholm, Laura’s research focuses on designing tools for reflection, conversation and collaboration. She works with museums to facilitate and improve design processes as well as higher education institutions to modernize curricula. Through her design and research practice, Laura aims to assist others in their creative and philosophical development.

George Barker, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
George Barker is a current student of the MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam. The course is one of few globally which prepares its students for careers in audiovisual preservation by offering teaching and developing practices with institutional partners in the Netherlands and abroad. George works as a research assistant and exhibition producer for the media art platform LIMA, as well as interning at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London as a film archivist and assistant festival programmer. George holds a BA degree in Film Studies from King’s College London, where he specialised in phenomenological theories of the (digital) moving image. His current academic interests include early Japanese cinema, expanded and spatial archival approaches and the conservation of complex digital and net-based artworks.


12 DECEMBER 2016

SESSION 4


Karen Brookfield, Heritage Lottery Fund, UK
Karen leads a team of professionals developing HLF’s strategy, grant-giving practice, special initiatives, research, and advocacy for heritage. Karen is policy lead for digital, and Programme Director for HLF’s activity for the Centenary of the First World War, including the strategic relationship with AHRC and the University Engagement Centres. Having read Modern & Medieval Languages at Cambridge University, Karen started her career as a specialist Curator in the British Library’s Western European Collections, later becoming Head of Education and Head of Public Programmes at the Library. Her role included responsibility for award-winning digital projects, such as Turning the Pages.

Kati Price, Victorian & Albert Museum, UK
Kati heads up digital media and publishing at the Victoria and Albert Museum, leading brand experience for the V&A’s digital estate and overseeing the museum’s content production across digital and print. Since graduating from the V&A/Royal College of Art history of design Masters programme, Kati has specialised in content and communications, with experience in brand, PR, marketing and digital media. With over 17 years in the design industry, she has worked with non-profits like the Design Council and design charity, the Sorrell Foundation to high-end retailers SCP and Vitsoe. Passionate about user-centred design, content and the digital realm, Kati has worked on award winning digital products and services, is a mentor and coach and regularly speaks at international conferences.

Harry Verwayen, Europeana, Netherlands
As Deputy Director of Europeana Harry Verwayen is responsible for the strategy, impact, business and engagement activities of Europena, the EU’s Library, Museum and Archive. His passion is the design and implementation of new business models and impact frameworks that will support Europe in its aim to make our complete Heritage openly accessible for work, learning and pleasure. Prior to joining Europeana, Harry worked at the Amsterdam-based thinktank Knowledgeland where he was responsible for business model innovation in the cultural heritage sector. Harry holds a MA in History from Leiden University and has worked o



TUESDAY 13 DECEMBER 2016

EUROPEANA WORKSHOP


Lorna Hughes, University of Glasgow, UK
Lorna M. Hughes is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, where she is Head of Subject at the Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute (HATII). Her research addresses the creation and use of digital cultural heritage for research, with a focus on collaborations between the humanities and scientific disciplines.

A specialist in digital humanities methods, Lorna is the author of Digitizing Collections: Strategic Issues for the Information Manager (2004), editor of Evaluating & Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections (2011), and co-editor of The Virtual Representation of the Past (2007). Between 2011 and 2015, she was the Chair of the European Science Foundation (ESF)’s Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humamities. Other digital projects include the AHRC-funded The Snows of Yesteryear: Narrating Extreme Weather and the Jisc-funded digital archive, The Welsh Experience of the First World War.

Marco de Niet, Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland/Digital Heritage Netherlands, Netherlands
See above.

Harry Verwayen, Europeana, Netherlands
See above.


13 DECEMBER 2016

SESSION 1


Alison Diamond, Argyll Estates, UK
Alison Diamond (BD Hons, MA, Registered Member ARA, FRSA) is currently Archivist for the Campbell family, dukes of Argyll, at Inveraray Castle. Alison studied Divinity at the University of Aberdeen and qualified as an archivist at University College London. She has worked for Unilever plc, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (Project Manager. A Union for a’That), the Access to Mineral Heritage project (an online gateway to the mineral heritage of the UK) and, most recently, for National Records of Scotland – latterly as Education Officer. As Education Officer, Alison was responsible for creating and delivering learning resources which were delivered to schools visiting NRS and published online at http://www.scottisharchivesforschools.org. Alison was the National Archives Institutions Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme, 2014-15 and was awarded Clore/AHRC funding for research into the users of archives in Scotland.

Ina-Maria Jansson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Ina-Maria Jansson is a doctoral student in Library and Information Science at the Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her main research interests are crowdsourcing and democratic perspectives on information and knowledge organisation. Currently, she is exploring these concepts in relation to image collections at archives and museums. Ina-Maria combined her studies in history and system science at Uppsala University with studies at Ghent University, Belgium. Right after finishing her master’s degree in Archival Science, she worked at the Uppsala University Library and Västerås City Archive, in positions where she was much involved with both personal archives and image collections. She was also one of the key figures behind developing an interactive and community supportive online platform, dedicated to cultural heritage of the Västmanland province.

Giasemi Vavoula, University of Leicester, UK
Giasemi Vavoula is a Lecturer in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. She holds a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Birmingham, UK (2004). Her thesis, titled “KLeOS: A Knowledge and Learning Organisation System”, presented the analysis, design and evaluation of a lifelong learning support tool. Following this she held Research Fellowships at the University of Birmingham and the UK Open University, working on a number of research and commissioned evaluation projects in the area of mobile and technology-enhanced learning. She has been associate editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning since 2008, and acts as reviewer for a number of academic journals and conferences in the area of technology-enhanced learning. She has also acted as expert reviewer for the AHRC, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education. She is also a member of the scientific committee of the taught postgraduate program in Standards for Museum Education, Università Roma III (Italy), and the steering group of the “Click, Connect, Create, Curate!” ACE-funded project for Leicestershire County Museums.

Charlie Turpie, London Metropolitan Archives, UK
TBC


13 DECEMBER 2016

SESSION 2: POSTER PECHA KUCHA


Fiona Jane MacLellan, Glasgow School of Art, UK
Fiona Jane MacLellan has studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Köln International School of Design and ENSCI, Les Atelier, Paris and has held positions in Design Innovation, both public and private sector. She is currently conducting a PhD based in the Highlands and Islands, funded through the Creative Futures Partnership. Fiona’s mode of research through design aims to explore, unpack and understand emerging issues and phenomena. Her recent work is concerned with equity in the delivery of education and points to new schooling systems that recognise geographic diversity. Experimenting in a variety of mediums, from digital fabrication to creative writing, she hopes to making tangible that which does not yet exist in order to propagate preferable futures.

Michael Newton, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
Dr. Michael Newton is the Technical Lead in the Digital Innovation Lab at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is the developer of the Prospect data collaboratory. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, while working at a popular computer game company. He worked on information visualization systems at the University of Glasgow 1992-94 but switched careers to Celtic Studies, receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1998. He has published extensively in that field. In 2007 he was awarded a Digital Humanities Initiative grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a digital collaboratory for Celtic Studies which was hosted for several years by iBiblio.

Eszter Papp, XPONIA, Switzerland (P)
Eszter joined XPONIA in 2016 where she works as an account manager. Since completing her MA from Museum Studies in Leicester, UK she has gained experience in several museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest and Bath and North East Heritage Services (The Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery), where she has spent her student placement after university. She wrote her thesis about live interpretation with a focus on visitor engagement in museums. It is this interest and experience which motivates her in her current position.

Sam Moutet, Movement Strategies, UK
Sam leads Movement Strategies’ Civic and Cultural sector. He is an experienced people movement consultant, with 12 years of experience and a track record of delivering advice to designers and operators of World renowned venues and events. Recent achievements include the multi-award winning UK Pavilion for the Milan Expo 2015, the Natural History Museum of Denmark and the Tower of London.


13 DECEMBER 2016

SESSION 3


Alyson Webb, Frankly, Green + Webb, UK
Alyson Webb has more than 25 years in the cultural sector. She enjoys the challenge of working with a diverse range of organisations and audiences – from scholars to school children – and developing digital solutions that bridge the on-site and on-line experiences. Her expertise lies in making complex projects simple, understanding the challenges of a project and developing creative responses. Alyson has a particular interest in digital innovation and creativity, having led the user experience design and content strategy for many projects including the first handheld multimedia guide (for Tate Modern, it won a BAFTA) and the first mobile app for a cultural organization (Love Art for the National Gallery which achieved over 300,000 downloads in its first year). An integral component of this work has been the development and implementation of evaluation, research and design strategies to support more effective and sustainable digital solutions. In fact, Frankly, Green + Webb was established in part in recognition of the lack of robust data around what was working and what wasn’t. Since then Alyson has led in-depth research projects in the UK, Europe and USA and uses that insight to guide her work. She also regularly writes and presents on digital research and interpretation in both the UK and USA.

Maribel Hidalgo-Urbaneja, University of Glasgow, UK
Maribel Hidalgo-Urbaneja is a PhD Candidate at the University of Glasgow, studying in the Humanities Advanced Technologies and Information Institute (HATII). As part of her PhD research, she is completing a definition of digital narratives in art museums’ online resources that combines narratology with museum professionals’ and art historians’ perspectives. Currently she is Communications Fellow at the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations ADHO. She has worked on digital projects and communication at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), The Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh, UK) and the Instituto Cervantes (Rome, Italy), and been involved in research projects run by the Art History department of the University of Málaga, Spain. You can find more information about her research on the website http://m-hidalgo.com.

Maria Economou, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr Maria Economou is Lecturer in Museum Studies (HATII) and Curator (The Hunterian) at the University of Glasgow. Her research is closely related to HATII’s Digital Heritage and Humanities research theme, 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. Maria previously worked at the University of the Aegean (Assistant and Associate Professor in Museology and New Technologies, 2003-13), the University of Manchester (Lecturer in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, 2000-2003), and the Pitt Rivers Museum of the University of Oxford (Assistant Curator, Information Technology, 1995-1997). Maria currently co-ordinates the Scottish Network for Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation (2015-2016), which is a partnership project funded by an award from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is also partner of the H2020 EMOTIVE project (2016-2019) exploring emotional digital storytelling in cultural heritage settings.


13 DECEMBER 2016

SESSION 4


Christina Kamposiori, University College London, UK (P)
Christina Kamposiori is currently the Programme Officer at Research Libraries UK (RLUK). She has recently defended her PhD research on the information practices of art historians in the digital age which was conducted at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. She holds a BA in Archaeology/Art History from the University of Ioannina in Greece and an MA in Cultural Heritage Management from Panteion University in Athens, Greece. She has previously worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant at UCL and been a committee member of the AHRC-funded project ‘New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences’. Before that, she worked as a Junior Researcher at the Digital Curation Unit-IMIS, Athena Research Centre in Athens, Greece in the context of the project ‘Preparing DARIAH’. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, digital scholarship and infrastructures in the Arts & Humanities, information management, and the application of new technologies in museums and the cultural heritage sector.

Simon Mahony, University College London, UK
Simon Mahony is Associate Director for Teaching at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and Principal Teaching Fellow at the Department of Information Studies, University College London, where he is Programme Director for the MA/MSc in Digital Humanities. He has research interests in the application of new technologies to the study of the ancient world, using web based mechanisms and digital resources to build and sustain learning communities, collaborative and innovative working, and in the development of education practice and the use of new tools and technologies to facilitate this. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and one of the founding editors of the Digital Classicist.

Claire Warwick, Durham University, UK
Claire Warwick is a Professor in Digital Humanities and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Durham. Her research is concerned with the way that digital resources are used in the humanities and cultural heritage; in the use of social media in these areas; in reading behaviour in physical and digital spaces; and in the infrastructural context of Digital Humanities. She has served on the Executive Council of the Association for Computing and the Humanities and was chair of the International Programme Committee for Digital Humanities 2009. She is also a member of the advisory board for the British Library’s BL Labs initiative, and for CLARIN and DARIAH-DE and is the only British member of the Conseil Scientifique du Campus Condorcet in Paris.

Milena Dobreva, University of Malta, Malta
Dr. Milena Dobreva is an Associate Professor in the University of Malta where under her guidance the programmes in library, information, and archival science had been updated and extended with a Master’s course in Documentary Heritage and Melitensia. In 2014-15 Milena was a work package coordinator in the EC-funded project Civic Epistemologies, which developed a roadmap for citizen science in digital cultural heritage. Milena regularly evaluates for the European Commission programmes in the area of e-Infrastructures and digital humanities.

Edel Jennings, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Edel Jennings is a citizen science and user experience researcher with the TSSG research and innovation group in the Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. She graduated with a BA (first class honours) in Communications Studies in 1993, and achieved a M.Sc. in Multimedia Studies in 1999. Since then she has taken up a wide range of roles in the design and research of multimedia applications. She coordinated the digital humanities citizen science pilot for the EU FP7 project Civic Epistemologies, which involved co-developing digital engagement tools with teenagers and senior citizens to recording place based heritage. Her research interests are in citizen science, the human computer interaction aspects of crowd sourcing and social implications of pervasive and social technologies. She led user experience research and evaluation tasks in the EU FP7 ICT-SOCIETIES project, engaging with disaster management, university, and enterprise communities to facilitate their experience, reflection and evaluation of novel technologies.

Dr Georgina Portelli, CBCP, Malta
Dr Georgina Portelli PhD (University of London) is a specialist in concept formation, language representation and multilingualism. She works extensively in Education, Culture and the Arts and has a particular interest in creative partnerships between Art, Science and other disciplines. She is currently Chair of the Creativity Trust (Malta) and a board member of ‘Fondazzjoni Kreattivita’ at the St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta and founding member of ISTRA a contemporary art and research foundation.

Pierre Portelli, University of Malta, Malta
Pierre Portelli, artist/curator based in Malta. He works mainly in conceptual art and site specific installation art. Studied Design at Swindon School of Art and Design in England. A founding member of ‘START’, a Maltese contemporary art group, and ISTRA, a contemporary art and research foundation. He lecturers at the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta.

Giannis Tsakonas, University of Patras, Greece
Giannis Tsakonas holds a BA in Librarianship from the Department of Archives and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Greece and a PhD in Information Science from the same Department. Currently he works as Acting Director in the Library & Information Center, University of Patras. Since July 2016, he is member of the Executive Board of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) and of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Academic Libraries Link. He is member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal on Digital Libraries and HEAL-Journal, the newly established journal of the Greek academic libraries, and member of the Steering Committee of the Theory & Practice on Digital Libraries Conference. He is co-editor of Evaluation of Digital Libraries: An Insight to Useful Applications and Methods (Chandos, 2009).

Anthony Lilley, Magic Lantern Productions, UK
Anthony Lilley is an award-winning creative practitioner and strategist who specialises in the intersection between the arts and creative industries and technological change. He has been CEO of digital agency, Magic Lantern, for almost 20 years working on global media brands and been a board member and strategist for large arts organisations (ENO) and smaller specialists (Lighthouse, The Space) and a Commissioner of the National Lottery. In 2013, he was the co-author of Counting What Counts an exploration of the potential of big data in the arts in his capacity as Professor of Creative Industries at the University of Ulster. Anthony is currently chair of the Creative Economy Advisory Group for the AHRC (of which he is a Council Member) and working on plans for the world’s largest interactive artwork as part of Hull’s programme as UK City of Culture.