Libraries Make Room For High-Tech 'Hackerspaces'

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A 50-foot trailer is known as the Maker Station and belongs to TekVenture, an educational nonprofit that had struggled to find a building it could afford before it was approached by the library. TekVenture signed an agreement with the library to operate in its parking lot for a year. TekVenture President Greg Jacobs says this partnership made sense. 

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<p>Very cool idea.&nbsp; I googled for more info and there was an article in Boingboing,&nbsp;&nbsp; mentions the librarian that is advocating doing hackerspaces.&nbsp; </p><p>http://boingboing.net/2011/11/09/library-builds-a-hackerspace.html</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Also interesting link from Nebraska Library Commision Podcast&nbsp; where they talk to the Librarian that did Fayettesvill, NY hackerspace / Fab Lab stuff.</p><p>http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/nlcblog/2011/11/28/ncompass-live-tech-talk-with-michael-sauers-fayetteville-free-library-fab-lab-recorded-online-session/</p>

<p>Very cool idea.&nbsp; I googled for more info and there was an article in Boingboing,&nbsp;&nbsp; mentions the librarian that is advocating doing hackerspaces.&nbsp; </p><p>http://boingboing.net/2011/11/09/library-builds-a-hackerspace.html</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Also interesting link from Nebraska Library Commision Podcast&nbsp; where they talk to the Librarian that did Fayettesvill, NY hackerspace / Fab Lab stuff.</p><p>http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/nlcblog/2011/11/28/ncompass-live-tech-talk-with-michael-sauers-fayetteville-free-library-fab-lab-recorded-online-session/</p>