ExhibitFiles Summative Evaluation
ExhibitFiles is an online community of exhibit practitioners developed by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The website, which opened on April 26, 2007, provides an infrastructure for sharing and building knowledge about exhibition development and design practices. The purpose of this summative evaluation was to provide information to stakeholding groups about the worth of the site and requirements for sustainability resources after NSF funding ends. The two overarching questions explored by the evaluation were: 1. In what ways and to what extent is ExhibitFiles worth sustaining after the funding period ended? 2. What are the requirements to sustain the online site at a useful level after funding ends? The appendix of this report includes the Awareness and Branding Survey used in the study.