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Implementing a 3D Printing Service in an Academic Library
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  • Steven W Pryor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Makerspaces and related concepts and technologies are currently the subject of much discussion in the library community, particularly among public libraries. One prominent technology often featured in makerspaces is three-dimensional (3D) printing. In this article the author describes a 3D printing service launched at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library; the justification for providing the service in an academic library, equipment selection, procedures and workflow, and evaluation of the success of the service to date.

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Library Administration on 01-Apr-2014, available online: .

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Steven W Pryor. "Implementing a 3D Printing Service in an Academic Library" (2014)
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