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Maker and Hacker movements; mashups in libraries; creativity and play; creativity in the research process - a lot directed toward libraries
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Researchers as Artists, Artists as Researchers: Tinkering, Messiness, and Meaning Making in Libraries as Learning Studios

Researchers as Artists, Artists as Researchers:  Tinkering, Messiness, and Meaning Making in Libraries as Learning Studios | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
Dennis Sumara’s work with “literary anthropology”
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7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Creativity and Education: Why it Matters

Creativity and Education: Why it Matters | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
U.S. study, "Creativity and Education: Why it Matters," sheds new light on creativity as a learned skill + the role of creativity in career success
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Can We Really “Study” the Visual Arts? - LearnNow

Can We Really “Study” the Visual Arts? - LearnNow | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
Cindy Foley, the director of education at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, shares a unique perspective on what the visual arts can do for students—and why our kids need quality arts experiences now more than ever. For more …
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A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries

A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it

The appearance of 3D printers in university libraries opens many opportunities for advancing outreach, teaching, and research programs. The University of Alabama (UA) Libraries recently adopted 3D printing technology and maintains an open access 3D Printing Studio. The Studio consists of a 3D printer, multiple 3D design workstations, and other supporting equipment. Training of new Studio users (students, faculty, and staff) is a two-step process: an initial workshop followed by an individual training session. After the individual meeting(s), users may access equipment in the Studio independently. The 3D Printing Studio service is popular across campus. During early implementation, 50 users have attended training workshops. 3D users have experimented in the Studio with projects for advanced coursework and independent research. It is expected that the number of trained users will double in the near future. An evaluation of our management policies suggests that providing an open access environment and permitting users to experiment independently in the 3D Printing Studio contributes greatly to the success of the service. We also present ideas for future improvements to the 3D Studio service.

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Creative spaces

Creative Spaces in your library. Should you be doing this? What to know about them and how to get started with them.

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Turning A Library Into A Maker Space

Turning A Library Into A Maker Space | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
If you think libraries are just about checking out books youre in the wrong century. A new feature of one Connecticut library is a place where people...

Via L2_S2S, Karen Bonanno, Glenda Morris
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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:56 AM

Another way to foster creativity and innovation. 3D printers may not be the answer for most school libraries just yet but there are many other options that will appeal to 'hands on' learners.

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Why South By Southwest is Important for Libraries, Archives and Museums

Why South By Southwest is Important for Libraries, Archives and Museums | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it

Once you siphon off the (often overwhelming) branding and marketing noise, the value of SXSW as a community of people who believe technology can help make the world a better place and who are actively trying to do so becomes clear.

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Alternative Libraries and Infoshops | Radical Reference

Alternative Libraries and Infoshops | Radical Reference | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it

RESOURCES FOR ALTERNATIVE LIBRARIES: an always growing list

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Makerspaces In Libraries

This brochure was created for a librarian association meeting. It was intended to be used both as an introduction to makerspaces in libraries and as an agenda review. Please feel free to modify it to suit the needs of your own library or organization!

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Library Makerspaces: Developing a Read-Write Culture in Your Library

Presentation given at NYLA YSS Annual Conference on May 17, 2013 with Heather Matzel.
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LIBRARY AS MAKERSPACE - watch the process: Makerspace Bible: Why reinvent the wheel?

LIBRARY AS MAKERSPACE - watch the process: Makerspace Bible: Why reinvent the wheel? | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it

Thanks to the folks at MAKE magazine we can download the Feb. 2013 edition of the School edition of Makerspace Playbook. It covers so many of the nitty gritty aspects of setting up a lab, release forms, safety considerations.

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Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?

Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it

he past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can lead the intended audience to become incredibly confused as to why there might be so many names for a single concept. I’d like to take some time to untangle the mess, explain the concepts behind each title, and talk about why I now make significant distinctions between all of these types of spaces.

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Well-designed classrooms can boost learning progress in primary school pupils by16%, new research reveals | University of Salford, Manchester

Well-designed classrooms can boost learning progress in primary school pupils by16%, new research reveals | University of Salford, Manchester | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
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Makerspace Resources

The resources below were compiled as part of my research while writing Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). You might also be interested in the results from the Makerspaces in Libraries Survey I conducted in 2013.

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Keeping Serendipity Alive: or, Hacking the Culture of Cramming

Keeping Serendipity Alive: or, Hacking the Culture of Cramming | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
When I first started talking to librarians about going to library school, I was told over and over that "everyone hates library school; it's just something you have to do." Judging by Kara's posts ...
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Printing Without a 3D Printer

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From the pages of MAKE's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014: Don't have a 3D printer but still want to bring your 3D designs to life? One of these services might be right for you.
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3D Printing Systems – The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing

3D Printing Systems   –  The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
Originally posted on: engadget Featuring four towering limestone columns and classic Flemish-bond brickwork, the century-old Mackay School of Mines Building at the University of Nevada, Reno, has lo
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Postcards & Therapy Dogs: De-Stressing for Student Finals

Postcards & Therapy Dogs: De-Stressing for Student Finals | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it

It's that time of year: Final Exams. To help de-stress students at my academic library, we usually plan some activities to help students relax and have a little fun too.

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Shannon Robinson's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:41 AM

e-cards would be easy! 

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Libraries Open Doors, Data to Digital Art Displays

Libraries Open Doors, Data to Digital Art Displays | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it

“Filament Mind” may be the latest, but it’s certainly not the first, such installation. Other libraries showcase interactive, data-driven digital art that brings what’s typically behind the scenes into the light.

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Get ready for the big bang as 3D printing patents expire

Get ready for the big bang as 3D printing patents expire | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
The key patents covering a 3D printing technique called "laser sintering" are set to expire in the next year or two -- there are a bunch of them, so they'll trickle out -- and this will radically reduce the price of printing and printers.
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Make A Makerspace

While there is no set method for starting and operating a Makerspace, surely we can help others avoid wheel re-creation by sharing our resources and experiences.

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Making Makerspaces: Creating a Business Model

Making Makerspaces: Creating a Business Model | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it

Today, we’ll be discussing common types of expenses and income that makerspaces around the world experience on a regular basis in order to help you create a business model for a space of your own.

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Why the Maker Movement is Here to Stay

Why the Maker Movement is Here to Stay | Makerspaces, Mashups & Creativity | Scoop.it
There seems to be a bit of confusion lately about the Maker Movement. Is it just about DIY elecctronics, and therefore doomed to fade with the whims of fickle customers? Or is there something more ...
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