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Recently Published: “A Further Investigation into 3D Printing and 3D Scanning at the Dalhousie University Libraries: a Year Long Case Study” | LJ INFOdocket

Recently Published: “A Further Investigation into 3D Printing and 3D Scanning at the Dalhousie University Libraries: a Year Long Case Study” | LJ INFOdocket | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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Report: Further Investigation into 3D Printing/3D Scanning at Dalhousie U. Libraries: Case Study http://t.co/sUAbligoso via @infodocket

 

This paper will describe the author’s (Michael Groenendyk) own process in building and cataloging a collection of 3D models on the DalSpace servers at the Dalhousie University Libraries. This paper will then explore other methods for delivering 3D model content to library patrons, including 3D holograph and WebGL technologies.

Following this 3D model repository discussion, this paper will describe how 3D printing technology, implemented as a service at the Dalhousie University Libraries in March of 2012, was used to deliver 3D model content to library patrons; the challenges faced in delivering this service; how this service was used; and finally how successful, overall, this service was.

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Full text report available on 3D printing and scanning - a year long study!

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The 2012 State of America’s Libraries: A Report from the American Library Association - DigitalKoans

The 2012 State of America’s Libraries: A Report from the American Library Association http://t.co/rrvh3xOa...

 

"American Libraries has released the The 2012 State of America’s Libraries: A Report from the American Library Association. 

http://www.ala.org/news/sites/ala.org.news/files/content/StateofAmericasLibrariesReport2012Finalwithcover3.pdf

 

"Academic libraries find themselves embracing new roles in at least two key areas:

Publishing. More academic libraries are entering the world of scholarly publishing by creating or expanding services. About half the respondents in a recent survey had (or were developing) library publishing services in order to support change in scholarly publication. Three quarters of the respondents indicated they published journals, while half indicated they were publishing monographs and/or conference proceedings. . . .
Data curation. Funding agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) now have requirements that promote open access to the underlying data gathered during grant-funded research projects. . . . . Some academic libraries are already creating services that help campus researchers comply with the requirements to create the plans and to archive and share the data once it is gathered while many more are preparing to "embrace the role of data curator to remain relevant and vital to our scholars."

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Critical reading for School leaders on the impact of school libraries on learning

"Rutgers University Center for International scholarship in school libraries has  released the second part of their research into the impact of school libraries on learning.  Critical reading for school leaders."


Via L2_S2S, Anu Ojaranta, Karen Bonanno, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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