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Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living) | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV.
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Creation, consumption, and the library | Sense & Reference

Creation, consumption, and the library | Sense & Reference | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it
“By bringing makerspaces into libraries, we can adapt to changing student needs and supporting knowledge creation in addition to knowledge consumption.” (Erin Fisher, “Makerspaces Move into Academic Libraries”, ACRL ...
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Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started | MindShift

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started  | MindShift | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it
As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons from anot
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Makerspace Playbook

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Take a peek our current draft of the Makerspace Playbook, intended to offer some guidance to those who are hoping to start a Makerspace at their school or in their community. We welcome your feedba...
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Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library | Yalsa Blog

Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library | Yalsa Blog | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it

A makerspace (sometimes also referred to as a hackerspace, hackspace or hacklab) is a location where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, electronics, engineering, and/or digital or electronic art, can connect, create and collaborate. Makerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops, and/or studios where hackers and makers come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.

Many libraries have embraced the maker movement and have incorporated makerspaces into the services they provide as they both encourage community building, skill sharing, participatory learning and the concepts of scientific and technological savvy as 21st century literacies.

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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lauryn burkhalter's curator insight, December 12, 2012 2:24 PM

Love this, need more of these that are designed to encourage younger makers to get involved and learn from mentors. #socialentrepreneurship  idea right there

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Makerspace in your school library | Heyjude: learning in an online world

Makerspace in your school library | Heyjude: learning in an online world | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Earlier this year I wrote a post about Hackerspaces and Makerspaces, after attending the Computers in Libraries conference in Washington. I met up with Buffy Hamilton for lunch, and as ever was inspired with the responsive way she grabs an initiative and runs with it.

 

So I wasn’t surprised to find Buffy writing Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries where she ‘nailed’ the opportunity.

 

Now here she is, putting forward the New Chapter for 2012-2013 proposal for A Makerspace Culture of Learning at the Unquiet Library. Love it!

 

In a sense, this is not a new concept at all, particularly for primary schools, as kids are hands-on and experimental in their classroom experiences. What I particularly find attractive about makerspace culture is that it responds to, and perhaps acts as a counterfoil to the gamification/gaming momentum that is somehow almost seen as the only response to innovation and change in schools.

 

Hackerspaces and makerspaces provide outstanding opportunities for synergy in our new learning environments.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"

 

Facepalm.

 

The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
GwynethJones's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream

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THE PIPELINE: Makerspaces in Libraries, Education, and Beyond

THE PIPELINE: Makerspaces in Libraries, Education, and Beyond | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it
What do the arts, literature, cooking, 3D printing, LEGO, libraries, and education have to do with each other? They can all be supported and encouraged by makerspaces aligned with library collections, programs, and services.
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Good list of goals.

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Manufacturing Makerspaces | American Libraries Magazine

Manufacturing Makerspaces | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Guest Post: Cory Doctorow for Freedom to Read Week | Blog | Raincoast Books

Raincoast Books is a Canadian book company based in Vancouver, BC. Raincoast provides full-service Canadian representation to publishers from the US and Canada including Chronicle Books, Hay House, Lonely Planet, Moleskine and Sourcebooks.
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Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The concept of libraries as makerspaces first hit my radar last November when I read about the Fayetteville Free Library's FabLab.  As I began hearing more buzz about libraries and makerspaces the ...
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Turning A Library Into A Maker Space

Turning A Library Into A Maker Space | Libraries and Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The next time someone tells you that libraries have no function because of the growing popularity of e-readers, direct them towards the Westport Library--a Connecticut library that just opened a MakerSpace--a place where people can tinker and...
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