May 18, 2022

“Research Hub” and Makerspace Open Inside Two U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries

From the UNC Library News and Events Blog:

From geographic information systems and visualization, to 3D printing, digital archiving, data management, and more, librarians at the Research Hub can connect you with the expertise, tools, and training that will propel your research in new directions.

Research Hub locations are now open in Davis Library and the Kenan Science Library; a third site at the Health Sciences Library will open soon. Through partnerships with research departments and programs on campus, the Hub extends its reach even further.


The Makerspace in the Research Hub @ Kenan Science Library lets UNC students, faculty, and staff explore emerging technologies and become part of a vibrant community of makers and making.

The blog post also includes a list of some “areas of focus” and technology available at the Research Hub and makerspace:

  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Numeric data services
  • Text and data mining
  • Digital humanities
  • Data visualization
  • Data management planning
  • Repository services
  • Odum Institute Open Computing Lab
  • GIS computing lab
  • Data visualization software
  • GPS units for check-out
  • Presentation and meeting spaces


  • 3D design/printing/scanning
  • MakerBot 3D printer
  • NextEngine 3D scanner
  • Raspberry Pi and Arduino microcontrollers available for check-out
  • Presentation and meeting spaces
  • Research consultations
  • Data management planning
  • Reputation management

Read the Complete Blog Post

Direct to UNC Library Research Hub Web Site

Direct to UNC Library Makerspace Web Site

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.