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University libraries of the 21st century – in pictures

University libraries of the 21st century – in pictures | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

We invited you to help us document the university library of the 21st century. From the uber-traditional to the downright quirky, here's a selection of your pictures featuring some of the most interesting designs

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Photos of university libraries of the future - selected from photos submitted by readers of the The Guardian

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Library to get a hackerspace - Boing Boing

Library to get a hackerspace - Boing Boing | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The Fayetteville Free Library is installing a hackerspace/fablab with 3D printers, CNC routers and other equipment, available free to the public as a community space for making. The project is led by librarian Lauren Smedley..." 

 

"The Fayetteville Free Library where Smedley works is building a Fab Lab — short for fabrication laboratory — that will provide free public access to machines and software for manufacturing and making things."

 

"The potential for 3D printers to revolutionize manufacturing as we know it is huge: imagine being able to design and then manufacture — or “print” — whatever you want. Moreoever, imagine the tools of manufacturing being in the hands of everyone, not just giant factories (and remember, since this is a public library, this is really putting the technology in the hands of everyone, not just those that can afford a membership at a traditional hackerspace)."

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