3D Printing

A Practical Guide for Librarians
by Sara Russell Gonzalez & Denise Beaubien Bennett
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Series: Practical Guides for Librarians

Publication Date: March 31, 2016

ISBN: 9781442255494

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Planning and implementing a 3D printing service in a library may seem like a daunting task. Based upon the authors’ experience as early adopters of 3D technology and running a successful 3D printing service at a large academic library, this guide provides the steps to follow when launching a service in any type of library.

Detailed guidance and over 50 graphics provide readers with sage guidance and detailed instructions on:

  • planning a proposal
  • printer selection tips
  • preparing the location
  • addressing staff concerns for new service
  • developing service workflows and procedures
  • managing inevitable disasters
  • developing policies
  • conducting the “reference interview” for 3D printing
  • staff training tips
  • outreach activities

This book brings into one place all the guidance you need for developing and implementing a 3D printing service in any library.