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Survey of Academic Library Leadership: Use of Makerspace & 3D Printing Technology

  • ID: 4745936
  • Report
  • January 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 55 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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This study, based on data and commentary from 118 directors, deans and provosts of academic libraries, probes academic library use of and satisfaction  with 3D Printing and other Makerspace technology.  It looks at their current policies and future plans in this area.  The report presents detailed data on the percentage of libraries that use the technology, how much they invested and how much they plan to invest in the future.  It also presents specific data on the percentage of libraries planning to newly implement or expand their 3D Printing/Makerspace presence, and their level of satisfaction with the technology.  Data in the report is broken out by numerous institutional and personal characteristics of the survey respondents, including size and type of college, public/private status, enrollment level, and tuition level, as well as the gender, educational background and age of the survey participant.

Just a few of the findings from this 55-page report are that:

  • Library leaders with degrees in education were much more likely than other library leaders to purchase Makerspace/3D printing technology.
  • Public colleges in the sample in general had spent significantly more than private colleges on the technology.
  • 41% of research universities sampled had invested in 3D printing technology vs. only 12.5% of junior colleges.
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THE QUESTIONNAIRE   

PARTICIPANTS LIST   
Characteristics of the Sample   

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS   
Percentage of Libraries that have Invested in Makerspace/3D Printing Technology   
Three Year Cumulative Spending on Makerspace/3D Printing Technology   
Plans to Initiative or Add to Makerspace/3D Printing Capacity Over the Next Two Years   
Planned Level of Spending on Makerspace/3D Printing Technology   
Level of Satisfaction with Makerspace/3D Printing Technology   
Library Patron Use Levels of Makerspace/3D Printing Technology   
Self-Evaluation of the Library’s Experience with Makerspace/3D Printing Technology  

List of Tables 

Table 1.1 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology?   
Table 1.2 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by title of the survey participant   
Table 1.3 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by field of study of the survey participant   
Table 1.4 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by age of the survey participant   
Table 1.5 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 1.6 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the survey participant’s college   
Table 1.7 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 1.8 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by undergraduate tuition, $   
Table 1.9 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university of the survey participant   
Table 1.10 Has the library invested in any Makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 2.1 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively?   
Table 2.2 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by title of the survey participant   
Table 2.3 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by field of study of the survey participant   
Table 2.4 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by age of the survey participant   
Table 2.5 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 2.6 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the survey participant’s college   
Table 2.7 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 2.8 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by undergraduate tuition, $   
Table 2.9 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university of the survey participant   
Table 2.10 About how much has the library spent (in US$) on Makerspace or 3D printing technology over the past three years cumulatively? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.1 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years?   
Table 3.2 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by title of the survey participant   
Table 3.3 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by field of study of the survey participant   
Table 3.4 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by age of the survey participant   
Table 3.5 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.6 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the survey participant’s college   
Table 3.7 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 3.8 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by undergraduate tuition, $   
Table 3.9 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university of the survey participant   
Table 3.10 Do you plan to add Makerspace or 3D printing capacity over the next two years? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 4.1 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment?   
Table 4.2 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by title of the survey participant   
Table 4.3 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by field of study of the survey participant   
Table 4.4 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by age of the survey participant   
Table 4.5 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 4.6 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the survey participant’s college   
Table 4.7 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 4.8 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by undergraduate tuition, $   
Table 4.9 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university of the survey participant   
Table 4.10 If so about how much do you plan to spend (in US$) over the next two years for new equipment? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 5.1 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment?   
Table 5.2 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by title of the survey participant   
Table 5.3 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by field of study of the survey participant   
Table 5.4 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by age of the survey participant   
Table 5.5 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 5.6 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the survey participant’s college   
Table 5.7 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 5.8 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by undergraduate tuition, $   
Table 5.9 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university of the survey participant   
Table 5.10 If your library offers Makerspace or 3D printing technology about how satisfied are you with your investment? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 6.1 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are:   
Table 6.2 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by title of the survey participant   
Table 6.3 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by field of study of the survey participant   
Table 6.4 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by age of the survey participant   
Table 6.5 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 6.6 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the survey participant’s college   
Table 6.7 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by enrollment   
Table 6.8 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by undergraduate tuition, $   
Table 6.9 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university of the survey participant   
Table 6.10 Use levels of Makerspace or 3D printing technology at your library are: Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 7.1 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology?   
Table 7.2 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by title of the survey participant   
Table 7.3 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by field of study of the survey participant   
Table 7.4 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by age of the survey participant   
Table 7.5 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 7.6 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the survey participant’s college   
Table 7.7 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by enrollment   
Table 7.8 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by undergraduate tuition, $   
Table 7.9 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by the geographic location of the college/university of the survey participant   
Table 7.10 Which phrase best captures your attitude towards makerspace or 3D printing technology? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
What would you advise peer libraries about the acquisition and implementation of 3D printing technology at their libraries? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of the survey participant’s college

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