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Libraries as Hubs for 
Emerging Technologies 
Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. 
Emerging Technologies Coordinator 
Columbia Univer...
What constitutes an 
‘emerging technology’?
1. Libraries are 
neutral spaces
Access 
Preservation 
New Methodologies
Research workflow
2. Libraries as 
Makerspaces
Learning 
Doing
3D printing 
is not about 
3D printing
3D Printing
3D Printing
3D Printing
3D Printing
3D Printing
3D Printing 
3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
3D Printing 
3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
3D Printing 
3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
3D Printing 
3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
3D Printing 
3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
Time Lapse Videos 
vimeo.com/99602751
On Twitter 
@CU_SEL
On Twitter 
@CU_SEL
On Twitter 
@CU_SEL
Makerspaces 
Lots of different kinds, so what fits best in our library? 
Digital Fabrication Open Source Hardware Human Co...
3. Libraries as 
virtual spaces
Social Media
Electronic Lab 
Notebooks
Science @ Columbia 
columbiascience.tumblr.com
But what about 
when technologies 
change, evolve, and die?
Postscript
Thank you. 
Questions? 
Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. 
Emerging Technologies Coordinator 
Columbia University Libraries 
jeffre...
ACS National Meeting - Libraries as Hubs for Emerging Technologies - 14_0813
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Presentation at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, CA, entitled, "Libraries as Hubs for Emerging Technologies" presented on August 13, 2014

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  1. 1. Libraries as Hubs for Emerging Technologies Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. Emerging Technologies Coordinator Columbia University Libraries jeffrey.lancaster@columbia.edu @j_lancaster
  2. 2. What constitutes an ‘emerging technology’?
  3. 3. 1. Libraries are neutral spaces
  4. 4. Access Preservation New Methodologies
  5. 5. Research workflow
  6. 6. 2. Libraries as Makerspaces
  7. 7. Learning Doing
  8. 8. 3D printing is not about 3D printing
  9. 9. 3D Printing
  10. 10. 3D Printing
  11. 11. 3D Printing
  12. 12. 3D Printing
  13. 13. 3D Printing
  14. 14. 3D Printing 3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
  15. 15. 3D Printing 3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
  16. 16. 3D Printing 3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
  17. 17. 3D Printing 3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
  18. 18. 3D Printing 3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
  19. 19. Time Lapse Videos vimeo.com/99602751
  20. 20. On Twitter @CU_SEL
  21. 21. On Twitter @CU_SEL
  22. 22. On Twitter @CU_SEL
  23. 23. Makerspaces Lots of different kinds, so what fits best in our library? Digital Fabrication Open Source Hardware Human Computer Interaction 3D printers + materials • Makerbot Replicator 2 • FormLabs Form 1 • Gigabot 3D scanner • e.g. NextEngine Laser cutter + ventilation + paperboard • e.g. Epilog Zing 24 • e.g. Purex Xbase 400 Wire bender • DIWire Vinyl cutter + vinyl • e.g. EnduraCUT 24" Desktop Vinyl Cutter • Arduinos • Raspberry Pis • Additional components (resistors, capacitors, wires, etc.) • Breadboards, soldering irons, etc. • Makey makeys • Additional shields • Leap Motion • Oculus Rift • Google Glass • Kinect • Xbox • Wii + Tools
  24. 24. 3. Libraries as virtual spaces
  25. 25. Social Media
  26. 26. Electronic Lab Notebooks
  27. 27. Science @ Columbia columbiascience.tumblr.com
  28. 28. But what about when technologies change, evolve, and die?
  29. 29. Postscript
  30. 30. Thank you. Questions? Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. Emerging Technologies Coordinator Columbia University Libraries jeffrey.lancaster@columbia.edu @j_lancaster http://www.slideshare.net/jeffreylancaster
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