3D Printing: A Practical Guide for Librarians
Rowman & Littlefield, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 173 pages
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.
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