Academic Libraries: “Making It Real: 3D Printing as a Library Service”
A new 5000+ word article plus several multimedia embeds published by EDUCUASE Review.
University of Nevada, Reno
October 27, 2014
- Findings from a University of Nevada, Reno, project indicate that higher education’s need for 3D printing services could be both substantial and broad-based across disciplines
- Users from across disciplinary and organizational boundaries quickly adopted a 3D printing service implemented in a UNR academic library, with the new printers operating at or near capacity throughout the service’s first year
- Anecdotal observation suggests that 3D printer access directly enables deeper engagement with and construction of knowledge.
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See Also: infoDOCKET First Shared an Article About 3D Printing at the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library (University of Nevada, Reno) on October 19, 2012.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.