Planning and implementing a 3D printing service in a library may seem like a daunting task. Based upon the authors’ experience as early adopters of 3D technology and running a successful 3D printing service at a large academic library, this guide provides the steps to follow when launching a service in any type of library.
Detailed guidance and over 50 graphics provide readers with sage guidance and detailed instructions on:
- planning a proposal
- printer selection tips
- preparing the location
- addressing staff concerns for new service
- developing service workflows and procedures
- managing inevitable disasters
- developing policies
- conducting the “reference interview” for 3D printing
- staff training tips
- outreach activities
This book brings into one place all the guidance you need for developing and implementing a 3D printing service in any library.