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3D Printers and Changing My Mind

I went to Philadelphia a couple weeks ago to speak at a library event about makerspaces, maker-culture, and co-working in academic libraries. My presentation was about the design studio we built in the GT Library using very little high-end technology. One of the things I say whenever I’m talking about this space is “I am […]

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Shaking the Magic 8 Ball – technology trends 2015

My original idea for was to do a little crystal ball gazing, but looking at projected trends for next year, the landscape seems to be more a progression of existing technology rather than new technology.  So maybe it is more akin to shaking the Magic 8 Ball – will it work? How well? How can […]

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Studio classroom, with work-tables and Z-Racks arranged together.

Build It Cheap

A few summers ago, a professor emeritus came to the Library to ask if we had space for a class he wanted to teach with several other faculty. The class was called “Your Idea, Your Invention,” and his hope was to launch a multidisciplinary core undergraduate class that would teach basic principles of invention (or […]

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Hacking the Library: 48 Hours To Better Libraries Through Collaborative Technology

*hack·a·thon /ˈhakəˌTHän/ noun an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries hosted an event called Hack the Library on October 25-26. Our goal was to apply technology to better help our library engage the community and empower our customers. The […]

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