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The Belk Library and Information Commons now has a makerspace!
Now that the new space is open, we are holding a contest to both name the space and create a logo. If your design is chosen, we will use it for all makerspace marketing and you will win a FREE personal 3D printer!
The makerspace is a place where App State students, faculty and staff have a chance to create and develop projects using machines that they might not normally have access to. All for free! For more information, visit guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace.
BOONE, N.C.—At several Chinese universities, instruction in writing English has taken on a distinctly American character, and Appalachian State University deserves much of the credit....Check the following link for the news report of the 2016 American Cultural Center grant activities:
You are invited to a three day event full of food, prizes, and fun! Come out January 31st, February 1st and February 2nd from 1-4pm to learn more about the space, use some of the equipment, and eat. There will also be a prize drawing of a 3Doodler 3D printing pen. Join us!
The Belk Library Makerspace is a space where students, faculty and staff can use equipment to create anything they can dream up. The makerspace is free to use, and will be open for various times thoughout the semester.
Our current equipment consists of:
Electronics and soldering
Virtual Reality gear
For more information about the makerspace and its equipment, check out this guide: guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace. For more information, email Hannah Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org or Karl Moretz at email@example.com.
Ever wanted to create a 3D model? Get it printed? Maybe you are interested in creating something electronic? Come to the Belk Library's free technology workshops in the Belk Library Makerspace. Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff. No experience necessary! More information about these technologies here: guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace
3D Printing - Learn the ins and outs of 3D printing. If you ever wanted to get a model printed, this is the workshop for you. Taking this workshop will also make you eligible for free 3D printing!
3D Design - Create your own 3D models in Tinkercad in this workshop. We will go over how to use the program as well as some of the alternatives that you can use in our Digital Media Studio.
Arduino - If you were curious about the basics of electronics, this workshop will provide the basics of arduino and help you get started creating your own projects.
e-Textiles I - Learn a combination of circuitry and sewing in this interactive workshop which puts LED lights on your clothes. Each participant will learn the basics of wearable electronics and take home a packet of materials including a circuit board and conductive thread. This workshop has limited supplies, so sign up right away if you want to participate. https://e-textiles1.eventbrite.com
e-Textiles II - Already know how to create a circuit? Take this workshop to learn how to code your e-textiles project. We will be using LEDs and the LilyPad Arduino board to program our clothing. No coding experience necessary, although it is highly recommended that you take e-textiles I first. If you are unable to take e-textiles I but would like the information, contact Hannah Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for the workshop here: https://e-textiles2.eventbrite.com.
Intro to 3D Printing:
February 1st @ 4pm
February 8th @ 5pm
March 2nd @ 3pm Rescheduled to February 28th @ 4pm
April 12th @ 5pm
February 2nd @ 4pm
February 16th @ 2pm
March 6th @ 5pm
April 20th @ 5pm
Intro to Arduino:
February 20th @ 5pm
March 29th @ 5pm
March 28th @ 5pm
April 6th @ 5pm
If you have any questions, or are unable to make any of these workshops, contact Hannah Pope at email@example.com. We hope you join us!
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The Library would like to thank the following university and community partners for volunteering their time and resources:
Office of the Chancellor & Academic Leadership Team
Wired Scholar Coffee Shop
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Although electronic resources are available 24/7, even through university breaks, problems do arise. If your database, journal, ebook, or other resource fails to open or otherwise misbehaves, one option is to complete our Report a Problem form. You can access it by clicking on Report a problem, on the far right of Databases page.
Or you can just click here.
Our team troubleshoots these problems. Sometimes it's a problem on our end. Sometimes we need to contact our vendors. Sometimes it's a real puzzle, and sometimes a quick correction to a URL or checking a box will fix it.
The form allows you include your name and email, if you wish, in order to get a direct response. In general, more detail, enough to allow us to reproduce your problem, is good.
Many of of our streaming films are available through our catalog, but we also request others through Swank, Kanopy, Docuseek2, and other platforms. Many films are not available for library-friendly streaming, but you don't know until you check. See our guides to Streaming Video and Swank or ask us.
Google Scholar, on the Library's main page, is missing its Find @ AppState links. These links are sometimes the only way to access full text. Google appears to be slow in responding to this problem that is affecting all libraries, not only Appalachian.
Of course, Google Scholar offers many live buttons, so often the article titles and links on right column will give you full text.