. Here are some links that will provide some information about both 3D printing in libraries and a context in which they are used, the world of digital initiatives. ("3d printing" OR "3d printer" OR 3d printers") AND (library OR libraries) http://tinyurl.com/n87wvun . ("3d printing" OR "3d printer" OR 3d printers") AND ("digital initiatives" OR "digital humanities") http://tinyurl.com/loggmov . ("digital initiatives" OR "digital humanities") AND (library OR libraries) http://tinyurl.com/loggmov . ("digital initiatives" OR "digital humanities") AND (medical OR medicine OR health) http://tinyurl.com/lofvevz . Digital Humanities and Digital Initiatives Sources http://guides.temple.edu/digital-humanities A work in progress. . . Sincerely, David Dillard Temple University (215) 204 - 4584 [log in to unmask] http://workface.com/e/daviddillard Net-Gold http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold On Wed, 15 Oct 2014, Jean Hillyer wrote: > For what it's worth, it's not totally out of the realm of reason to have > a 3-D printer in a library. I envision students creating models to use > as a teaching tool in a clinical experience. I envision simulation > labs/instructors needing items to use in a simulation scenario that they > are creating. Just because the 3-D printer is in the library doesn't > mean that the library has to purchase the printer or the supplies does > it? Also, if we wish to remain relevant in the eyes of our users we need > to stay on top of new trends, not because they are new necessarily but > because there is a value proposition for the organization we serve. As > with any new technology we need to do due diligence! > Jean Hillyer MAE, MLS > Baylor University School of Nursing > > -----Original Message----- >> From: "Schott, Michael C" <[log in to unmask]> >> Sent: Oct 15, 2014 11:59 AM >> To: [log in to unmask] >> Subject: Re: 3d printing >> I may be an old fogey but my question is - what library applications >> does one need a 3d printer for and shouldn't that be in engineering not >> the library? >> Mike >> [log in to unmask] .