3D scanning is a process that collects data on any physical object or space and uses that data to create a digital three-dimensional model. At present, the University Libraries at the Schuylkill campus is investigating the utility of having a 3D laser scanner available to the campus as a library service. Much like 2D scanning of documents and books, the 3D scanner will provide a space for students, faculty, and staff to scan objects both for research and instruction.
3d Scanning equipment locations
The MakerCommons at University Park campus in the University Libraries Knowledge Commons
MakerBot Digitizer – Good for scanning: non-shiny objects under 8 inches with medium-level detail
MakerWare for Digitizer software available on all Media Commons iMac computers