Library Hi Tech: Volume 33 Issue 4


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When makerspaces go mobile: case studies of transportable maker locations

Heather Michele Moorefield-Lang

The purpose of this paper is to describe the implementation of mobile makerspaces in libraries and educational settings. Insights, decisions, challenges, and mobile makerspace…


Developing and implementing 3D printing services in an academic library

Gillian Andrea Nowlan

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of a 3D printing pilot project and 3D printing library service. Policy development, instruction, and best practices will…


The MobileMaker: an experiment with a Mobile Makerspace

Dana Gierdowski, Daniel Reis

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the design, implementation, and pilot of a Mobile Makerspace at a private, southeastern liberal arts institution that did not have a…


Makers on the move: a mobile makerspace at a comprehensive public high school

IdaMae Louise Craddock

The purpose of this paper is to describe the implementation of a mobile makerspace program in a public school setting. Insights, challenges, successes, projects as well as…


The business case of FryskLab, Europe’s first mobile library FabLab

Jeroen de Boer

The purpose of this paper is to describe the emergence of the mobile library FabLab FryskLab, a project of Bibliotheekservice Fryslân (BSF). There will be special attention on how…


What to make of makerspaces: Tools and DIY only or is there an interconnected information resources space?

Ina Fourie, Anika Meyer

Much has been published on makerspaces: the history, development and progress and how they are used – stories of successes and opinions on their potential. The purpose of this…


Social media optimization: making library content shareable and engaging

Doralyn Rossmann, Scott W.H. Young

Social Media Optimization (SMO) offers guidelines by which libraries can design content for social shareability through social networking services (SNSs). The purpose of this…


How useful are smartphones for learning? Perceptions and practices of Library and Information Science students from Hong Kong and Japan

Zvjezdana Dukic, Dickson K.W. Chiu, Patrick Lo

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of higher education students’ experiences in using smartphones for learning purposes, and their perceptions of the suitability…


A framework for workplace information literacy in academic contexts: Central University of Technology, Free State (South Africa) as case study

Jeannet Molopyane, Ina Fourie

The purpose of this paper is to suggest a framework for workplace information literacy based on a case study at the Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State (South…


How do we inspire children to learn with e-readers?

Kuo-Lun Hsiao, Chia-Chen Chen

Mobile handheld e-readers, such as the iPad and Kindle, have gained increased attention in schools and are becoming useful as a tool to attract students to learn and read…


Recommending research articles using citation data

Andre Vellino

The purpose of this paper is to present an empirical comparison between the recommendations generated by a citation-based recommender for research articles in a digital library…

Developing the collection graph

Tobias Blanke, Michael Bryant, Reto Speck

In 2010 the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) was funded to support research into the Holocaust. The project follows on from significant efforts in the past to…

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