As we mentioned in posts earlier this year, we’ve written and have now submitted a proposal with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) to fund an open source initiative to develop software for computer-based interactive exhibits. Our preliminary Website for the Open Exhibits project is now available at openexhibits.org. The new site contains a screencast introducing the project along with a description of this planned project.
Also on the Open Exhibits site, you’ll find results from the survey we conducted in April and May of this year. We had a total of 125 responses from 110 museums. The survey results can be filtered by small and large museums, as well as informal science institutions. You’ll also find links to our Facebook group, YouTube page, and Flickr presence. Please join us on these sites and we’ll keep you up-to-date as we (hopefully) start this new initiative.