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The inaugural 2018 University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx) "Building the UC Digital Library: Theory and Practice" will explore a range of topics such as engaging, enhancing our communities and creating data from materials at our respective University of California libraries; demystifying data curation; project collaboration; using emerging technologies such as 3D scanning to enhance access, and creating a UC system wide standard for born digital archival material.


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The conference will be held in the Highlander Union Building (HUB), Third Floor
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Tuesday, February 27 • 4:05pm - 5:00pm
Publishing Molars and Mandibles: Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Emerging Technologies / The Creat'R Lab: Starting and Sustaining a Makerspace in the Library (Combined Session B)

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Publishing Molars and Mandibles: Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Emerging Technologies
Emerging technologies such as three-dimensional printing and scanning are becoming increasingly available in higher education, including in many libraries. By utilizing these technologies, librarians and researchers can make fragile and often impossible to access artifacts readily available to anyone with an internet connection. We will be using a small collection of Neolithic bones from Masis Blur, Armenia (ca. 6200 – 5400 cal.BC), as a case study to examine the ins and outs of 3D scanning as a means of preserving and publishing work. To start, a brief overview of the scanning technology will be given, with a few pointers about some of the limitations of the technology. Select samples from the collection will be showcased, both the 3D scan and a 3D printed copy of the artifact. After the scanning hardware and workflows have been discussed, we will discuss how this partnership has promoted the preservation and sharing of research data. We will also discuss designing best practices and a workflow for scholars to deposit 3D models and descriptive metadata into UCLA's institutional repository. We will end with an examination of the different academic applications and some of the challenges associated with publishing digital 3D content online.

The Creat'R Lab: Starting and Sustaining a Makerspace in the Library
This presentation will highlight the case study of the Creat'R Lab, a makerspace formed in partnership between the UCR Library and the Office of Research and Economic Development. Presenters will describe decisions made in the first year of the makerspace, with a focus on three key areas: policies and staffing, campus outreach, and 3D printing and makerspace technologies. Attendees will hear our lessons learned and leave the session with an understanding of how to start a makerspace at their institution. Additionally, interested UC DLF attendees will be able to take a tour of the Creat'R Lab during their time at the conference.

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Doug Daniels

Lux Lab Coordinator, UCLA Library
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Brianna Marshall

Director of Research Services, UC Riverside

Michele Potter

Open Research Librarian, UCR

Deidre Whitmore

Digital Archaeology Lab and Data Publication Manager, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA

Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:05pm - 5:00pm
HUB 367

Attendees (15)