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A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries

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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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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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MakerSpace - JoCoLibrary

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Located next to the Information Services desk, the MakerSpace is a place you can go to learn new skills and software, make cool stuff and customize your world. Use the space to play, tinker and experiment with media, design and electronics in an open and collaborative environment. There are no age limits here! A 10 year old can teach classes and a 70 year old can play with toys. 


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Meet Your Makers

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Even though books are what our public has traditionally wanted most—and what librarians do best—public libraries have never been content to just circulate books or other media.

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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 AS MAKERSPACE - watch the process: Makerspace Bible: Why reinvent the wheel?

LIBRARY AS MAKERSPACE - watch the process: Makerspace Bible: Why reinvent the wheel? | Makerspaces + Libraries | 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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Libraries as Makerspace?

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Editorial Board Thoughts: Libraries as Makerspace?

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