History in the Making: 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Library Archival Collections Presentation uri icon



  • The University of Idaho Library opened the Making, Innovating, and Learning Laboratory (the MILL) in Fall 2016 to create a space for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation through technology. MILL librarians partnered with archivists in Special Collections and Archives to create innovative and meaningful promotional materials for Homecoming. Librarians successfully 3D scanned a historic mascot statue and 3D printed a replica prototype, in addition to creating customized 3D printed keyrings as giveaways. This project served as a successful model for collaborative, cost-effective ways to utilize the makerspace while exploring innovative ways to promote library services and archival collections