Makerspaces and related concepts and technologies are currently the subject of much discussion in the library community, particularly among public libraries. One prominent technology often featured in makerspaces is three-dimensional (3D) printing. In this article the author describes a 3D printing service launched at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library; the justification for providing the service in an academic library, equipment selection, procedures and workflow, and evaluation of the success of the service to date.
Pryor, Steven W., "Implementing a 3D Printing Service in an Academic Library" (2014). Library and Information Services Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. 1.