Working in the Killam Library, MLIS graduate students Michael Groenendyk and Riel Gallant have begun digitizing artifacts from the Thomas McCulloch Museum, which is located in the Biology Department at Dal and well-known for its bird collection. The process involves a NextEngine 3D scanner to capture images of the artifacts, taking preservation to a new level.
This way of seeing the world will allow people to view, interact with, and modify digital objects, and even print a 3D copy! It’s just one part of Dalhousie Libraries’ upcoming initiative to bring 3D printing and scanning to its patrons. Stay tuned for more details, and in the meantime–check out our 3D printing & scanning board on Pinterest!