Exploring the Future of 3D Technology & Virtual Reality in the Academic Library

Authors Zack Lischer-Katz, Kristina Golubiewski-Davis, Jennifer Grayburn, and Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati discuss the future of 3D printing and virtual reality in libraries around the world, outlining their findings in ‘3D/VR in…

Library Makerspaces Bring Technology to the Public

Libraries are some of my favorite places, and I know I’m not alone in that sentiment. The obvious reason for that is that they’re full of books, but they’re so…

The Importance of Libraries to the Economy: ALA Releases New Publication on Advancing Entrepreneurship

I’ve made no secret of my love for libraries, and one of my favorite stories to follow here at 3DPrint.com is the ever-growing involvement of the American Library Association in creating…

American Library Association Continues to Stress the Importance of Public Access to 3D Printing

I love libraries. A lot of people consider them outdated in our current era of Amazon and eBooks, but I still find them incredibly important, on both a personal and…

California Firefighter 3D Prints a Pool Filter Basket with Help from Local Library

We’ve seen 3D printed air conditioners, couches, bicycles, cars, and even houses. Each and every day we are surprised by yet another use for this incredible technology which very few…

Sharebot to Distribute Aliverti Book on 3D Printing to All Major Italian Libraries

From both Italy and Sharebot comes some interesting technological literary news, as they begin to distribute author Paolo Aliverti’s book, Stampa 3D Stazione Futuro (Publisher, Hoepli, 2014) free to libraries…

US Libraries Begin Offering Free 3D Printing to Public Amidst Learning Curves and Legal Questions

What if all it took to gain access to the technology of 3D printing was your plastic library card?  Considering it’s been hard to even find a book about 3D…

The Mummy in the Library: 3D Printing as the New Monster Creation

By now, the myth of the library as a repository of dusty books, occasionally leading to the unleashing of a mythical mummy, has been well put to rest in most…

Libraries Were Once For Books – In 2014 3D Printers May Become Their Main Attractions

Only 20 years ago, if you needed to research something, you would hop in your car and drive to the local library.  Libraries were the main source of knowledge, whether…


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