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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

ALA (American Library Association) Paper On Libraries And 3D Printing

Libraries Harness Power of 3D Printing, ALA Urges Policymakers to Take Note

Kira Charron | December 10, 2015

The American Library Association has just issued its third paper on libraries and 3D printing, this time emphasizing the increasingly important role public libraries play in the ‘democracy of creation’, creating new opportunities for economic development, education, and more, by providing access to 3D printing technology. The four-page ALA paper, officially published by its Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and authored by Charlie Wapner, highlights the 3D printing leadership of libraries and urges public and private sector leaders to look to librarians for collaboration and partnership in advancing entrepreneurship, education, science, engineering through 3D printing.

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<more at; related links: (Toward A More Printed Union. Library 3D Printing Democratizes Creation. Charlie Wapner, December 2015) and (ALA Releases New Paper on Libraries and 3D Printing. December 9, 2015)>

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