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MakerSpace in the CUHK Library: A New Space for Creative Learning
Ms. Lily KO, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Abstract / Video
The CUHK Library is committed to supporting the University-wide theme Innovation & Design. The Learning Garden, which provides collaborative workspaces, has been updated and expanded with a new MakerSpace with the following services starting from September 2019:
o Easy-to-Use creative media production studio
o Editing Booths with High Performance Workstations
o AR & VR equipment and software
o Laser cutting & UV Printing
o 3D printing & scanning services
o Internet of Things (IoT) Tools
o Embroidery Machine
o Software for Image Editing, 3D Modeling, 3D Rendering, 3D Sculpting as well as AR/VR creation
o Workshops on various digital and maker skills
This MakerSpace is open to all members of the CUHK community and serves as an entry point for staff and students to explore the maker’s culture. It aims at promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration among students to acquire the digital and maker literacy as life-long skills. Through various types of workshops, hands-on learning experience and self-services model, students are encouraged to be exposed in the maker’s culture via trial and error.
This presentation will share the opportunities and challenges facing by the Library in promoting the digital and maker literacy to students during the implementation of the MakerSpace project. It also invites interested academic and teaching staff to collaborate with the CUHK Library to develop digital content or projects for teaching and research use via the MakerSpace equipment and resources.