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3D Printing: A New Dimension in Service
Library and Information Services Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
  • Steven W Pryor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-30-2013
Abstract
Libraries provide resources for not only for consuming information, but also generating new information and research. In addition to books and academic journals, we traditionally provide creation tools such as computers, (2D) printers, and copy machines. Sometimes, the product of one’s research may be a physical artifact such as a sculpture, a prototype device, or a biological model. The recent decrease in the cost of 3D printing technology makes it possible for libraries to begin providing this service as well, giving all students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with a burgeoning trend in nearly every field of study and professional work.
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Poster Session, 2013 American Library Association conference, Chicago, IL.

Citation Information
Steven W Pryor. "3D Printing: A New Dimension in Service" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/steven-pryor/8/