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Planning and implementing a 3D printing service in a library may seem like a daunting task. Based upon the authors’ experience as early adopters of 3D technology and running a successful 3D printing service at a large academic library, this guide provides the steps to follow when launching a service in any type of library.

Detailed guidance and over 50 graphics provide readers with sage guidance and detailed instructions on:

planning a proposal
printer selection tips
preparing the location
addressing staff concerns for new service
developing service workflows and procedures
managing inevitable disasters
developing policies
conducting the “reference interview” for 3D printing
staff training tips
outreach activities

This book brings into one place all the guidance you need for developing and implementing a 3D printing service in any library.