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Title: Makerspaces: The Next Generation Library Tool for Capacity Building in Developing Countries
Authors: Okuonghae, Omorodion
Nkiko, Christopher
Keywords: Capacity Building,
Developing Countries,
Do It Yourself,
Library Makerspace,
Library Tool,
Next Generation Library
Issue Date: Jul-2021
Publisher: International Journal of Library and Information Services
Abstract: The idea of makerspace in a library is one that has re-emphasized the importance of library spaces in today’s digitally controlled society. Makerspace as a concept promote creative learning, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills among people and also inspires them to shift from being passive consumers to active creators. The library makerspace provides space for people of all ages to build prototypes, explore new ideas, and build something together, thus enhancing human capacity building among library users. Consequently, this paper theoretically examined makerspace as a library tool for capacity building in developing countries. The concept of makerspace, makerspace tools, and the best practices for effective makerspace were discussed. The paper also explored makerspace as a library tool for capacity building as well as the challenges faced in creating library makerspaces. The paper concluded that library makerspaces provide a safe place for people to feel comfortable creating and using powerful tools without feeling pressured.
Description: Staff Publication
URI: DOI: 10.4018/IJLIS.20210701.oa15
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