Yeah, costs are important but not part of a policy.
We've got $800 worth of filament which we expect will last us a long, long
Rather than charge for prints, we are trying to create a different type of
social contract in the space... we are encouraging heavy users to
contribute back and donate time, expertise, and materials.
If it sounds idealistic, that is because it is. But it is working. We are
trying to create a different culture in this space than is typical of
libraries, and so far so good...
Fingers crossed, I hope it can last!
On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 2:33 PM, Wilhelmina Randtke <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Yes, that was my only comment. Supplies can can get expensive. Will you
> charge, and how will you handle that? It seems like it's not so different
> from recouping toner and paper when a person makes a Xerox. Putting
> pricing in the policy is a little too detailed, but maybe it should
> reference a price list.
> -Wilhelmina Randtke
> On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Ramirez, Rue <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Nate, are you planning to charge for use of the 3D printer and what is
> > charge model?
> > -- Rue
> > -- Rue
> > -------------------------------------------------------------
> > Renulfo (Rue) Ramirez
> > Associate University Librarian
> > Library Systems & Information Technology
> > University of British Columbia Library
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> > Nate Hill
> > Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013 5:10 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Policies for 3D Printers
> > This is a draft that will be tweaked and go before our board very soon.
> > Feedback from the group is greatly appreciated.
> > ###
> > Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) is committed to offering community
> > to new and emerging technologies as part of our public computing
> > In this age of digital publishing, desktop fabrication, and
> > culture this means the library will offer access to physical and digital
> > tools which users will leverage to create, publish, and distribute their
> > own unique content. CPL applies the same standards to content that users
> > create in the library that we do to materials or media that the library
> > selects and purchases for public access.
> > It is the goal of the Library to provide a high quality collection of
> > books and media in a variety of formats and languages for all ages that
> > responsive to the needs and interests of the community and reflective of
> > the diversity of the community. To support an informed public, the
> > collections represent diverse points of view, and may include materials
> > that some members of the public consider to be controversial in nature.
> > Likewise, when patrons use library tools as a platform for creative
> > expression, the objects and media they create represent diverse points of
> > view and may also be considered controversial by some members of the
> > public. The Chattanooga Public Library endorses the principles
> > in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to
> > Read Statement, Freedom to View Statement, Code of Ethics, and Core
> > of Librarianship Statement. The freedom of creative expression that is
> > granted to patrons when they use library tools to create unique content
> > an extension of these same principles.
> > Library users will not be permitted to use public tools to create
> > or media that are:
> > - illegal to own or produce
> > - in violation of copyright or patent laws
> > - unsafe, harmful or pose immediate threat to the well being of others
> > present
> > - in violation of location-specific policies, for example tighter
> > restrictions might be placed on tools located in a children's area
> > On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 8:02 AM, Edward Iglesias
> > <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > > Hello All,
> > >
> > > It looks like we will be getting a 3D printer in the library and it is
> > > now my job to write up a policy for its use. Do any of you have
> > > similar policies you would be willing to share?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Edward Iglesias
> > >
> > --
> > Nate Hill
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> > http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
> > http://www.natehill.net
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