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Cyber Science 3D and Gale Partner to Create 3D Science Products for the Library Market

“The partnership will pair Gale’s content expertise with Cyber Science’s 2D and 3D interactive capabilities in multiple science subjects. “We have been interested in Cyber Science 3D’s unique immersive and interactive software and educational content for quite some time,” said Liz Mason, Vice President of Product for Gale. “We are very pleased that we will be working closely with Cyber Science 3D’s talented team as we look to expand our portfolio of science resources.” The strategic partnership allows for a combination of Gale’s extensive database resources with Cyber Science 3D’s immersive educational technologies. The resulting collection of integrated products will deliver vivid content to enhance both teaching and learning experiences.” (via Cengage)

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San Diego Central Library To Expand Popular 3D Printer Lab

“The Maker Lab at San Diego Central Library, filled with public 3D printers for the public to use, will soon expand due to its overwhelming popularity. “It’s amazing, it’s rad!” said Donny Monsell, a San Diego college student who spent a recent afternoon printing plastic embryo heart tubes. He has been using the printers to make six 3D models for his Embryology class. “I was here for three hours yesterday and it was awesome.” (via NBC San Diego)

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Libraries Make Space For 3-D Printers; Rules Are Sure To Follow

“At hundreds of libraries across the U.S., 3-D printers can sometimes be heard whirring in the background, part of an effort to encourage interest in the new technology and foster DIY “maker spaces.” In some libraries, officials have begun to set restrictions on the 3-D printers amid concerns about how they’ll be used. At the University City Public Library in St. Louis, Patrick Wall recently printed a green plastic sword from the game Minecraft.” (via NPR)

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In North Jersey, libraries of tomorrow are ready to turn the page

“It looks like a scene from Google headquarters. A group of young inventors darts around the room, tackling a new experiment each week: build a flying machine, print a 3D object, design a new instrument, make an explosion with Popsicle sticks. The energetic buzz is punctuated by the occasional exclamation, “That’s so cool!” But this is no Google headquarters. This is the Hillsdale Public Library, and its dedication to hands-on collaborative learning exemplifies a movement by libraries nationwide to redefine themselves in the digital age. “Rather than it being a solitary place to come on your own, we’re seeing it now as a place for people to come together and share their expertise,” said Dave Franz, the library director. While libraries were created to give people access to information, he added, now they are being expanded to include access to tools.” (via NorthJersey.com)

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Making It Real: 3D Printing as a Library Service

“The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) have repeatedly identified 3D printing as an important development in educational technology, most recently forecasting a mere two to three years before widespread adoption. 1 What will that mean for higher education and society? How will such services impact practices of higher education and potentially learning itself? What can those tasked with provisioning such services expect and plan for? In early 2012, the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), became one of the first academic libraries in the United States to provide 3D printing and scanning support as a library service explicitly available to all UNR students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.2 Following a successful launch, the services were quickly adopted as a key component of the library’s support of UNR’s learning, teaching, and research missions.” (via EDUCAUSE.edu)

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