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Not only FDM: Other Types of 3D Printing

Submitted by Jason Griffey on November 20, 2014 - 10:36am

Editor's Note: This is the fourth of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey's Library Technology Report "3D Printers for Libraries."

As noted in earlier posts in the series, FDM (fused depostion modeling) printing is by far the most common inexpensive method of 3D printing. In this post, we’ll look at alternatives.

Stereolithography
We are starting to see stereolithography (SLA) printing move downmarket into the affordable-for-libraries zone. I’m aware of a couple of libraries that have already purchased stereolithography printers. Read More »


Library Technology Reports

Social Media Curation

Social media allows you to scale up a core librarian practice—connecting your community to information and learning--across geographic boundaries, 24/7.  Addressing “curation” as the term is used colloquially, this issue of Library Technology Reports draws from 17 in-depth interviews to show how libraries are using social media to collect, organize, share, and interpret—in short, how to tell a digital story to a specific audience.  Additionally the authors use data, collected through an online survey that encompassed all library types, to offer a snapshot of this important “collecting-connecting-curating-contributing” practice. Also included is an annotated directory covering 66 tools for social media curation, organized by category with links to the websites.  Read More »

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