EDUCAUSE published a useful "7 Things You Should Know About
last year that is probably still relevant. They have it in PDF and ePub,
but really it should have been published in HTML.
The resources below explore makerspaces, physical locations where people
> gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and
> build. Makerspaces are zones of self-directed learning, providing a
> physical laboratory for inquiry-based learning and are primarily used for
> technological experimentation, hardware development, and idea prototyping.
> Increasingly, though, individual inventors and creative teams are using
> makerspaces to build projects in fields other than engineering and
The Case for a Campus Makerspace
> This post from the Hack Education blog describes the maker movement,
> various maker tools, and the teaching and learning value of the method.
Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?
> This article provides a short history of the hackerspace and makerspace
> movements and also explains techshops and fablabs. It includes
> illustrations of each, with links to further resources.
> After providing a name and e-mail address, you will be sent a step-by-step
> guide on how to get a makerspace up and running. It includes information on
> space selection, pedagogical approaches, tools, materials, and safety.
> This resource site from American Libraries includes various examples,
> potential uses, a historical timeline, equipment suggestions, and a
> resource list—all to support the development of a makerspace.
Makerspaces Move into Academic Libraries
> This post from the ACRL TechConnect Blog details the value of makerspaces
> and the learning needs they fulfill. Several examples and illustrations are
Georgia Tech’s Makerspace is a Model for Higher Education
> This article describes Georgia Tech’s Invention Studio, a campus-wide
> makerspace open to any faculty, student, or staff member and project. The
> Invention Studio features $500,000 of equipment, has 3,000-square feet,
> serves over 500 users per month, and is supported by 70 students (members
> of the makers club).
A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries
> Drawing from the University of Alabama’s 3D printing studio experience,
> this article describes how to implement and evaluate a studio and also
> provides suggestions for future improvements to such a lab.
On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM, Rachel Shaevel <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Late to the party, but one of our Maker Lab staffers suggested this site:
> Rachel Shaevel
> Electronic Resources Cataloger
> Technical Services/Catalog Department
> Chicago Public Library
> Harold Washington Library Center
> 400 S. State St.
> Chicago, IL 60605
> P: (312) 747-4660
> [log in to unmask]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Daron Dierkes
> Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:51 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Tool Library 2.0
> In St. Louis, to my knowledge we do not have a makerspace as part of a
> library. We do however have a hackerspace called Arch Reactor and a new
> TechShop is coming soon, which I guess is maybe something similar but
> Could any of you help clarify the terms for me and maybe explain what
> libraries have to do with them?
> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 3:16 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Personally, I would put soldering irons in phase 2, as they really do
> > require training to use. Without a pretty decent skillset, you can
> > burn through a lot of led strips, etc.
> > My lab consists of a Sparkfun kit hot-glued to the top of a parts box.
> > This arrangement has been very helpful for my chronic mislayer self.
> > It's a makerspace in a box.
> > Cary
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/36809832@N00/12821466713/
> > Cary
> > On Feb 27, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Edward Iglesias
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > Hello All,
> > >
> > > A colleague and I were recently asked to help create a "tool library
> > > for makerspaces" for a local state library consortia. The idea being
> > > they
> > would
> > > lend out kits such as Arduino's with breadboards to libraries that
> > > are thinking of setting up some kind of makerspace but unsure where to
> > >
> > > So any of you have any "must haves" for such a collection. I'm
> > > thinink
> > >
> > > soldering irons
> > > arduinos
> > > Raspberry Pis
> > > Flora
> > > breadboards
> > > lots of connectors
> > > leds
> > >
> > > etc...
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Edward Iglesias