DeLaMare Library: transforming & combining an academic library and mackerspace
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  • Include Tod’s graph here about who used the printer in its first year
  • Bringing faculty back to the library. Picture of robotic arm and chemical structure. Talk about mathematics professor, chemical engineering apparatus, president and provost. More businesses coming out or our library than anywhere else in northern nevada. Needed to get trained on the patent and trademark processes.
  • Include various images of 3D printed objects
  • Makeys makeys, arduinos, rasberry pis
  • Large format scanners and printers, lego mind storm robotics kits
  • Oculus rift, razer hydra, google glass
  • Soldering Kits, engineering tool kits
  • Laser cutter, cnc milling machine for circuit board prototyping, z 3D printer, high end 3D scanners
  • Makermobile / co-producing mini-maker faire this weekend

DeLaMare Library: transforming & combining an academic library and mackerspace DeLaMare Library: transforming & combining an academic library and mackerspace Presentation Transcript

  • DELAMARE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING LIBRARY Transforming into an Academic Makerspace
  • Background  DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library  ~18,000 at University of Nevada, Reno  ~6,000 served by DeLaMare (4 librarians)  1 of 3 campus libraries  Large, new Knowledge Center  Small medical school library
  • What DeLaMare was…  Quiet  Full of unused books  Empty of students
  • What DeLaMare was…
  • What DeLaMare was…
  • To create a vibrant knowledge center on the south end of campus. The Charge
  • What does that really entail? • Space for collaboration, events, workshops, classes… • Necessary equipment for learning – both through traditional and non-traditional means • Create a place people truly want to be – “accelerate serendipity”
  • The Process  Moving unused books to automated retrieval storage system.  Removing book shelves – putting in compact shelving  Librarian offices became group study rooms
  • The Result
  • The Result
  • The Process  Dumpster diving for tables and chairs  Painting walls with whiteboard wall paint
  • The Result
  • The Process  Talk to faculty and students – what do they want the space to be?  Keep talking and keep listening – form collaborations and get them invested in the space.  Co-creating the space
  • The Result
  • The Process  Find funding for 3D printer  Acquire other (much less expensive) technologies that support our new mission  Give workshops / bring people in to teach innovation and making
  • The Result
  • What DeLaMare is now…  Buzzing with collaboration  Full of engaged students  Covered in whiteboard marker  A place students AND faculty feel a sense of belonging and ownership  Full of maker equipment  Host of workshops and events
  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing Total running time for 2013: 4,564 hours Nearly 6 months of printing time
  • 3D Printing Consultations
  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing Logistics • ~ $18,000 Staff: • Minimal upkeep • Restocking of supplies • Handling of soak tank (sodium hydroxide) • Keeping finances on track
  • 3D Printing Logistics Student Workers: • Intake of 3D printer jobs • Changing of materials • 3D consultations
  • Other Equipment $30.00 USD $48.00 USD $49.95 USD
  • Other Equipment $250 USD $1700+ USD $350 USD $200 USD
  • Other Equipment $1500 USD $350 $80-$200 USD
  • Other Equipment $15+ USD ?
  • Coming Soon…
  • Coming soon… /
  • Maker Culture Building More about a culture and less about things Inclusivene ss Learn by Doing Level er Knowledge & Skill Sharing Open Source
  • Maker Culture Building
  • Maker Culture Building
  • Maker Culture Building
  • Maker Culture Building
  • Radical Collaborations “Promiscuous Collaborations” Converse, partner, and collaborate with very nearly anyone, anywhere.
  • Radical Collaborations • Computer Science • Engineering • Geology • Psychology • Art • Student Groups • GirlMade • EDAWN • Maker Faire • Bridgewire • Startup Weekend
  • Tara Radniecki DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library University of Nevada, Reno @tmradniecki