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MakerBridge: A New Community Portal

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Sharona Ginsberg

on 30 April 2014

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Transcript of MakerBridge: A New Community Portal

"Tools + Support + Community"
-Dale Grover, Maker Works in Ann Arbor

Creation > Consumption, DIY projects

Hands-on, collaborative, active learning

Hackerspaces, hacklabs, fab labs
Resource for maker culture/makerspace info

Support network for librarians, teachers, club leaders, community leaders, makers

Maker culture & libraries both about
sharing and collaboration!
The Site
Created with Drupal 7
American Libraries magazine

“Getting makers in libraries is so important to me."
- Travis Good, MAKE magazine
A New Community Portal
Discussion Forums
Help from colleagues at University of Michigan,
Ferris State University, and
University of Houston

Hosted by School of Info -- cost and promotion

Began building around start of February
Create library portal to
share ideas &
best practices
Where Do I Start, Finding Makerspaces, Partnerships & Collaboration, Projects & Ideas, Maker Faires, Community Help Zone
Tool Reviews
Sharona Ginsberg
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