November 24, 2020

ALA Releases New Paper on Libraries and 3D Printing

From the ALA District Dispatch:

Today, ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy released (OITP) Toward A More Printed Union: Library 3D Printing Democratizes Creation a short paper [four pages] that highlights the multifaceted 3D printing leadership of libraries. The paper urges public and private sector leaders to leverage this leadership to unlock the full potential of 3D printing technology for all Americans.

The paper is the third 3D printing publication released by OITP.

The first two – a tip sheet and a white paper elucidating the policy implications of 3D printing in the library context – are part of a series of informative resources labeled “Progress in the Making,” meant to help library professionals navigate the legal and regulatory complexities of providing 3D printing as a service.

Direct to Full Text Paper: Toward A More Printed Union: Library 3D Printing Democratizes Creation

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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