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Elizabeth Schneider, MLS, AHIP | Director | Treadwell Library 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Schmidt, Cynthia M
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:56 AM
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Subject: 3d printing - noise, location, furnishing considerations

Greetings Medlibers,

My library is hoping to acquire a 3d printer in the near future.  We're trying to decide where it should be housed.  Any advice from those who have 3D printers?  Is the printer noisy?  Do large groups of people need simultaneous access?  Do vehement or boisterous discussions tend to erupt in it's vicinity?  Does it require protection from passersby who are not trained its use?  Are there furnishings that should ideally be close at hand based on the use patterns you've seen?

Thanks for any advice.  I will be happy to summarize responses for the list.
Best wishes,

Cindy Schmidt, M.D., M.L.S.
Reference Librarian
McGoogan Library of Medicine
6006 WHM
986705 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6705
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