Tag Archives: 3D printing

Revamping libraries to be vibrant places of learning

(7 March 2017) The Straits Times reports that four newly renovated public libraries will reopen this year in Sengkang, Bukit Panjang, Tampines and Bedok, Singapore, with facilities such as a workspace with 3D printers and a storytelling room for children. Adults will also be encouraged to read more as well as more widely, following a […]


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Policymakers: 3D printing in libraries advances education and entrepreneurship

(9 December 2015, Washington, D.C.)  Libraries are now the leading place where the public accesses 3D printers. Whether it’s to provide increased opportunities for children to experiment with new technologies or encourage new technology-based innovation in small business, policymakers should look to include libraries in their policies and programs. Toward A More Printed Union:  Library […]


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Rapid growth in 3D printer use raises public policy issues for libraries and society

(6 January 2015, Washington, D.C.) Public policy issues surrounding 3D printers are now coming to the fore as the technology becomes more widely available in America’s libraries and homes. To ensure people are able to use 3D printers responsibly and effectively, librarians must now work towards developing policies in copyright, trademark, privacy, product liability and […]


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Download 3D models of British Museum treasures

(4 November 2014) Starting this week anyone can download 3-D models of sculptures and artifacts from the collection of the British Museum. The models are available online in file formats that are ready to be used by any 3-D printer. LJ InfoDocket has the story plus links to the gallery of models and technology partner, Sketchfab.


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3D printing student gallery at HKUST library

(31 October 2014)  The students of HKUST  have been busy 3D printing in the library. Their 3D printing gallery is here.  Guidelines to use the library’s 3D printing service is here. More detail about the service is here.


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3D printers in libraries

(September 2014) ALA has published a brief on 3D printers in libraries. It asks: How are 3D printers being used in libraries? What are 3D printers capable of? What are the legal implications of 3D printing? What other concerns does 3D printing raise? The big picture: What’s the role of libraries as 3D printing takes […]


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3D printing service at HKUST library

(1 September 2014) The Library has recently launched the 3D printing service for students to coin ideas, make prototypes and facilitate their learning activities. It also allows teaching staff to make use of the service in their teaching and class projects. Details of the service are at http://library.ust.hk/serv/3d. This and other news is in the […]


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