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The Case for 3D Printing

The Case for 3D Printing

A 3D printer can benefit the library as well as patrons
Jason Griffey

“When I talk to librarians about 3D printing, the most common question I hear—after the question about printing a gun—is “Why provide this service?”

Of the many answers, the most straightforward is “We’ve always done this sort of thing.” The library is, at its core, an engine for the democratization of knowledge and information. Conceptually, the library is a collective resource for the individuals within a community. While we are best known as information providers, that has never been all we are. A library was often the first place where someone could go to touch a computer. A library was one of the places where many Americans first saw the internet.”

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Posted on: September 20, 2014, 6:40 am Category: Uncategorized

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