I am an intern at the Field Museum in Chicago. I'm working in Exhibit Development, and my very daunting task this summer is to figure out a plan for making all of the visitor studies we have, both our own and ones sent to us from other museums, easy to use effectively. We've built up so much information over the years, but if a designer wants to, say, see how children learn from interactives, they may not know to look in the paper titled "Dinosaur Exhibit".
My task then is to create a database with a search tool that helps museum staff find the information they're looking for. This has proved very difficult, so if anyone has any suggestions of how to do smart archiving of visitor studies, or who you know might have bright ideas, I would really appreciate it! Thank you.