ARL has released Rapid Fabrication/Makerspace Services, SPEC Kit 348, an exploration of current ARL member library engagement with 3-D printing, rapid fabrication and digitization technologies, and makerspaces. This study covers the types of services libraries offer, the location of these services, the hardware and software that is available for users, service hours and staffing, user outreach and training, budget and funding, and evaluation of the services.
This SPEC Kit includes descriptions of makerspaces, examples of 3-D printing guides and other user training material, policies and procedures, equipment, software, and models, and job descriptions of staff who provide these services.
SPEC Kit 348, Rapid Fabrication/Makerspace Services
Micah Altman, Matthew Bernhardt, Lisa Horowitz, Wenqing Lu, and Randi Shapiro
September 2015 • 188 pp.
SPEC Kit 348
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