The LSUHSC-NO Libraries are now offering free 3D printing and scanning!
A Makerbot Replicator Mini and a Makerbot Digitizer are available at the Isché and Dental Libraries. The printer and scanner are available for free to all faculty, residents, students, and staff of LSUHSC-NO.
The Libraries received an Emerging Technologies Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine / South Central Region to purchase the equipment and make it available to our patrons. The purpose of the award is to foster the creativity and encourage innovation in the health sciences. We encourage you to come in and try them out even if you have never used 3D printer or scanner before. We are happy to introduce the technology to you so you can create on your own.
Come in to the Library or go to our website for more information on the technology and our policies.
Updated 9/1/15: Unfortunately, the 3D printer at the Isché Library has suffered a catastrophic failure and is no longer available. Please contact the Dental Library for your 3D printing needs.
The LSUHSC-NO Libraries is proud to announce that it has been awarded the first National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region’s (NN/LM SCR) Emerging Technologies Award. With the funds provided by this award, the Libraries will purchase two 3 dimensional printers and two 3 dimensional scanners to be placed in the libraries. This equipment will be available for free to everyone affiliated with LSUHSC-NO.
LSUHSC-NO Libraries’ goal of this project is to provide students with a friendly, welcoming, environment to innovate, create, collaborate, and discover. The library seeks to give students, staff, and faculty opportunities to explore 3D technology in an accessible location without exorbitant costs. These scanners and printers will offer the means to build prototypes, create models, improve equipment, and so on, limited only by one’s imagination.
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers. This year, the South Central Region instituted the Emerging Technology Award to to assist libraries in the integration of new and emerging technologies in their institutions to promote health information services.
Further developments on this project will be announced as available.
What will you make?