by Theresa Willingham
This book will help librarians develop and implement makerspaces, write grant proposals to fund such spaces, and help frontline staff and administrators learn about the technologies and processes involved.
by Jos Dirksen
Emerging Library Technologies
by Ida Arlene Joiner
Emerging Library Technologies, is written for librarians/information professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, undergraduate/graduate students, and others who are interested in learning about some of the most popular emerging technologies in the media today such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, driverless vehicles, big data, virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, and wearable technologies. This valuable resource shows how they can be used in libraries and resource centers, and how to get stakeholder buy in for implementing these technologies.
- Covers innovative insights on how these emerging technologies can be used in all types libraries and resource centers.
- Discusses how to get key stakeholders on board before implementing emerging technologies including a checklist to complete before presenting your technology proposal to senior management.
- Brings unique perspective for assisting people who will be displaced by these emerging technologies.
- Includes resources at the end of every chapter on keeping abreast and building expertise on the emerging technology topic.
- Contains tips on how professionals can forge strategic relationships to collaborate on emerging technology projects such as preparing students for STEM and STEAM careers.
- Poses engaging questions for further discussion after each chapter.
- Includes comprehensive glossary at the end of each chapter.
3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad
by James Floyd Kelly
Want to master 3D modeling and printing? Tinkercad is the perfect software for you: It’s friendly, web-based, and free. Even better, you don’t have to rely on Tinkercad’s technical documentation to use it. This easy, full-color guide is packed with photos and projects that bring 3D modeling to life!
No 3D or CAD experience? No problem: Best-selling author James Floyd Kelly teaches you step-by-step through simple examples and hands-on activities.
You’ll learn all the concepts and techniques you need…build your skills, comfort, and confidence…and create exciting projects that show off Tinkercad’s full power. Learning 3D with your kids? You’ll even find projects you can work on together!
- Quickly master the basic 3D concepts you need to understand
- Navigate Tinkercad’s Dashboard and tool set
- Create your first 3D model and control its properties
- Save time by incorporating publicly available elements
- Import hand sketches or SVG graphics into your models
- Use the Shape Generator to create custom shapes
- Add raised text and other embellishments
- Assemble multiple pieces into a more sophisticated model
- Make realistic prototypes
- Output molds for creating items from soft materials
- Transform models into STL files for printing
- Get great results from an online 3D printing service
- Move your 3D objects into the Minecraft virtual world
- Find answers to your most important Tinkercad questions
- Discover tools for tasks Tinkercad can’t handle
- Learn from others! Explore projects at Thingiverse and the Gallery
Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Software Engineering
by Wei Lu, Guoqiang Cai, Weibin Liu, Weiwei Xing
Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Software Engineering presents selected articles from this major event, which was held in Beijing, December 8-10, 2012. This book presents the latest research trends, methods and experimental results in the fields of information technology and software engineering, covering various state-of-the-art research theories and approaches. The subjects range from intelligent computing to information processing, software engineering, Web, unified modeling language (UML), multimedia, communication technologies, system identification, graphics and visualizing, etc.
The proceedings provide a major interdisciplinary forum for researchers and engineers to present the most innovative studies and advances, which can serve as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working on information technology and software engineering.
Prof. Wei Lu, Dr. Guoqiang Cai, Prof. Weibin Liu and Dr. Weiwei Xing all work at Beijing Jiaotong University.
Game Developer’s Marketplace
by Ben Sawyer, Alex Dunne, Tor Berg
Google SketchUp and SketchUp Pro 7 Bible
by Kelly L. Murdock
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
3D Printing in Medical Libraries
by Jennifer Herron
3D Printing in Medical Libraries: A Crash Course in Supporting Innovation in Health Care will provide librarians interested in starting or enhancing a 3D printing service an overview of 3D printing, highlight legal concerns, discuss 3D printing in libraries through a literature review, review survey results on 3D printing services in health sciences and medical libraries, and offer case studies of health sciences and medical libraries currently 3D printing. Additionally, resources for finding medically related models for printing and tips of how to search for models online is also provided, along with resources for creating 3D models from DICOM. Common print problems and troubleshooting tips are also highlighted and lastly, marketing and outreach opportunities are discussed.
Herron presents the nitty-gritty of 3D printing without getting too technical, and a wealth of recommended resources is provided to support librarians wishing to delve further into 3D printing. Design thinking and the Maker Movement is also discussed to promote a holistic service offering that supports users not only with the service but the skills to best use the service. Readers will finish the book with a better sense of direction for 3D printing in health sciences and medical libraries and have a guide to establishing or enhancing a 3D printing in their library.
This book appeals to health sciences libraries and librarians looking to start a 3D printing service or understand the 3D printing space as it relates to medical education, practice, and research. It serves as:
- a field guide for starting a new library service
- a primer for meeting the information needs of medical faculty, staff, and students
- a useful reference for a deep dive into this space by librarians who are already actively carrying out some of the kinds of work described herein
Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab
by Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron
Take your existing programs to the next level with Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab. Organized in a way that is readable and easy to understand, this book is your guide to the many technology options available now in both software and hardware, as well as a compendium of practical use cases and a discussion of how to create experiences that will align with curriculum standards.
You’ll examine the whole range of working with a 3D printer, from purchase decision to curriculum design. Finally this book points you forward to the digital-fabrication future current students will face, discussing how key skills can be taught as cost-effectively as possible.
What You’ll Learn
- Discover what is really involved with using a 3D printer in a classroom, library, lab, or public space
- Review use cases of 3D printers designed to enhance student learning and to make practical parts, from elementary school through university research lab
- Look at career-planning directions in the emerging digital fabrication arena
- Work with updated tools, hardware, and software for 3D printing
Who This Book Is For
Educators of all levels, both formal (classroom) and informal (after-school programs, libraries, museums).
The Scottish Web Directory
by Clive Zietman
`The definitive guide to Scottish websites.`
Scotland`s New Homebuyer
This comprehensive and easy-to-use directory provides a one-stop guide to essential addresses on the Internet from a Scottish perspective. The Scottish Web Directory, offers a selection of over 10,000 official sites, top ‘household names’ and sites of interest to Scottish families, business users, and anyone interested in Scotland
Conveniently classified by category, the directory enables both begineers and experienced users alike to find elusive web addresses with ease, saving hours of fruitless searching and surfing on the Internet.
Arts & Entertainment
Education, Training & Research
Food & Drink
Hobbies & Leisure
Museums, Libraries & Information