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Abstract

3D printing and scanning is new digital horizon for digital asset managers. Many fields have a history of utilizing 3D scanning and printing such as medicine, dentistry, art, entertainment, architecture, and archaeology. Now, many cultural heritage institution are also beginning to explore the unique benefits 3D models and prints can provide to constituents interested in their collections. The University of North Texas Digital Libraries embarked on a case study to gain a better understanding of 3D scanning and to determine its capacity to host and provide access to 3D models. This presentation will explore the workflows, metadata, and preservation of 3D scanned models in an academic digital repository. Details regarding 3D scanning and scanners, the selection of materials, scanning and processing methods, metadata creation, model access in an academic repository, and 3D printing of materials will be discussed in detail. Recommendations and suggestions for those interested in pursuing 3D model creation and hosting will also be provided.

Type of Proposal

Presentation

Proposal Category

Workflows, General, Digital Projects, Workflows, Metadata, General

Keywords

3D scanning, 3D printing, special collections, 3D models

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Learning Outcomes

Attendees with be able to gain information on the 3D scanning and printing process, as well as how one institution has begun to host 3D models. They will additional received tips on how to embark on their own 3D modeling explorations.

Acknowledgements

University of North Texas Libraries for the Green Light to Greatness Grant, and staff in the Digital Libraries and Special Collections Divisons

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3D Model Creation and Management in an Academic Digital Repository

3D printing and scanning is new digital horizon for digital asset managers. Many fields have a history of utilizing 3D scanning and printing such as medicine, dentistry, art, entertainment, architecture, and archaeology. Now, many cultural heritage institution are also beginning to explore the unique benefits 3D models and prints can provide to constituents interested in their collections. The University of North Texas Digital Libraries embarked on a case study to gain a better understanding of 3D scanning and to determine its capacity to host and provide access to 3D models. This presentation will explore the workflows, metadata, and preservation of 3D scanned models in an academic digital repository. Details regarding 3D scanning and scanners, the selection of materials, scanning and processing methods, metadata creation, model access in an academic repository, and 3D printing of materials will be discussed in detail. Recommendations and suggestions for those interested in pursuing 3D model creation and hosting will also be provided.