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Makerspaces

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on May 2, 2014

  1. A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources
    http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/a-librarians-guide-to-makerspaces/
    Clustered in co-operative workshops called “makerspaces” or “hack(er)spaces,” makers build physical stuff.

    1. From Stacks to Hacks: Makerspaces and LibraryBox
      Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption
    2. Making Things in Academic Libraries
      essentially it’s a place for folks to make things, perhaps writing and illustrating a zine, using the open source Arduino computing platform to program a robot, screenprinting, or creating model houses with a 3D printer. Makerspaces often include tools and equipment that are too expensive or specialized for most people to have in their homes, as well as provide a gathering place for like-minded hobbyists to create and collaborate.”
      “Kids gather to make Lego robots; teens create digital music, movies, and games with computers and mixers; and students engineer new projects while adults create prototypes for small business products with laser cutters and 3D printers. Many libraries across the US have developed makerspaces—places to create, build, and craft—and they are experiencing increased visits and demand as a result. For public libraries, they are places to promote community engagement. For academic libraries, they are places where students and faculty feel welcome to do classwork and research.”
  2. There is a lot on Pinterest on MakerSpaces for Public Libs, but not much for Academic libraries.
  3. Lib school at Madison had a course on how to do it http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-Makerspace.htm
  4. Policies, agreement form, reservation form: https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/library/depts/circulation/makerspace.php
  5. Budgeting http://www.njstatelib.org/NJLibraryMakerspaces

One Response to “Makerspaces”

  1.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?
    http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/can-the-maker-movement-infiltrate-mainstream-classrooms/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140705

    STUDENTS WILL DRIVE THE MOVEMENT

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