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These Are The 3D Printers You Can Use For Free At The Chicago Library - WebProNews

These Are The 3D Printers You Can Use For Free At The Chicago Library - WebProNews | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
These Are The 3D Printers You Can Use For Free At The Chicago Library
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These Are The 3D Printers You Can Use For Free At The Chicago Library.
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Check out the future at the Johnson County Public Library - Kansas City Star

Check out the future at the Johnson County Public Library - Kansas City Star | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
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Check out the future at the Johnson County Public Library
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MakerSpace debuted this spring in a repurposed room near the information desk at the Central Resource library, 9875 W.
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Public Library as “Maker Space” | Creative Arts Unlimited

Public Library as “Maker Space” | Creative Arts Unlimited | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Public Library as “Maker Space” By: Roger Barganier Maker Faire is an event created by MAKE Magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, scie...
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The Chicago Public Library embarks on a tech experiment - Wakefield

Something odd has similarly invaded the Chicago Public Library, but this time it has the approval of the staff. The newly opened Innovation Lab has launched a six-month program to introduce 3D printing to the masses.
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Chicago to Open City's First Free Pop-Up 3D Printing Lab :: Culture :: News :: Paste

Chicago to Open City's First Free Pop-Up 3D Printing Lab :: Culture :: News :: Paste | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
The Chicago Public Library is opening a fabrication lab next month. The “maker space” will offer free access to technologies and creative tools like 3D printers, laser cutters and a variety of design software.
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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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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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New vending machine aims to democratize 3D printing

New vending machine aims to democratize 3D printing | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Instead of making you pick from a selection of items, this new vending machine lets you create what you want by 3D printing custom-ordered objects. Read this post by Sumi Das on 3D printers.
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Beehive buzzing with activity - Andover Townsman

Beehive buzzing with activity - Andover Townsman | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Beehive buzzing with activity
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The library is creating a “Makerspace” called the Beehive, a community gathering point for adult creativity and collaboration. ”Historically, we do a lot of things for children, for teens.
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Some thoughts on knowledge production, makerspaces, and libraries

Some thoughts on knowledge production, makerspaces, and libraries | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are a venue for information technology and creative practices, as they take on larger roles in the production of information such as makerspaces.
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Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? « Filipe ...

Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? « Filipe ... | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
The Metamorphosis Project · Maker Pro: How Much Should I Charge? » ... These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can lead the intended audience to ...
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LIBRARY AS MAKERSPACE - watch the process

LIBRARY AS MAKERSPACE - watch the process | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
"Library makerspaces gain traction" "Duxbury Free Library" "Library Makerspace" "New ways libraries can meet patron needs" (LIBRARY AS MAKERSPACE - watch the process: at Duxbury Free Library http://t.co/Pfh4CzU8mD...
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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) | Makerspaces + Libraries | 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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Libraries and makerspaces join up in DC, Chicago - Boing Boing

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Libraries and makerspaces join up in DC, Chicago Boing Boing This morning dawned with two exciting announcements from the world of libraries and makerspaces: first, the Chicago Public Library has opened a popup makerlab in the main downtown branch...
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MakerSpace at 1: Westport Library celebrates creativity incubator - Westport-News

MakerSpace at 1: Westport Library celebrates creativity incubator - Westport-News | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
MakerSpace at 1: Westport Library celebrates creativity incubator
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MakerSpace at 1: Westport Library celebrates creativity incubator. Jarret Liotta. Published 9:06 pm, Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
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Making the Case for a Public Library Makerspace

Making the Case for a Public Library Makerspace | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
A makerspace is a tool that can advance the fulfillment of the public library's mission, especially when paired with an effective program of instruction. (RT @omar_aok: Do makerspaces deserve a place in public libraries?
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Makerspaces: Coming soon to your library? | lca...

Makerspaces: Coming soon to your library? | lca... | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
A lot of the sessions included discussion of so-called “makerspaces” and how libraries are using them. What is a makerspace, you say? One of the founders of Artisan's Asylum, a makerspace in Somerville, MA presented at ...
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Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post

Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library.
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Cleveland and D.C. are part of an expanding club of public libraries making 3-D printers available to patrons, often as part of a “maker lab” type environment.
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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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Get ready for the big bang as 3D printing patents expire

Get ready for the big bang as 3D printing patents expire | Makerspaces + Libraries | 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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MakerSpace moving Missoula library into the future - KPAX-TV

MakerSpace moving Missoula library into the future - KPAX-TV | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
MakerSpace moving Missoula library into the future KPAX-TV MISSOULA - The Missoula Public Library is heading into the future by opening a space for tinkerers and makers who are interested in the "Do-It-Yourself" movement that's spreading throughout...
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Looking Through the Labrary Lens: Lessons from the Library Test Kitchen | Library by Design

Looking Through the Labrary Lens: Lessons from the Library Test Kitchen | Library by Design | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
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Makerspace? Or just a library? | at the same time

A great post on the various flavors of makerspaces is at Make's blog. My answer to all this has always been to call all these different spaces libraries, but for those who like tidy terminology, check out the difference between ...
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Shelf life: Missoula Public Library's summer reading program upcoming - The Missoulian

Shelf life: Missoula Public Library's summer reading program upcoming - The Missoulian | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Shelf life: Missoula Public Library's summer reading program upcoming
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The Missoula Public Library makerspace will provide six stations for patrons to learn about a variety of tools and techniques.
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Watertown Library Looking for Space to Allow Residents to be Creative and Learn Skills

Watertown Library Looking for Space to Allow Residents to be Creative and Learn Skills | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
The "maker space" area would have equipment and tools for people to make crafts and other works. (RT @WatertownPatch: Watertown Library Director wants to put in a maker space where residents can be creative and learn skills.
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