Ellyssa Kroski writes iLibrarian, a blog on the Open Education Database billed as “News and resources on Library 2.0 and the information revolution.” In A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources, she shares 16 resources: articles, blog posts, events, and directories, to help fellow librarians get a clearer picture of what goes into making a Makerspace.
The Maker Map, excerpted above, links to helpful stores, spaces, and institutions. It’s definitely a growing list with incomplete information (as of this morning, for example, I noticed there’s no dot on the map for The Crucible or the tool libraries in Oakland and Berkeley), but it has great potential. It promises “to create a global database of maker resources – from workspaces to incubators – which is powered by the maker community and easily searchable on any device.” As it is “an ongoing open source project”, we expect it will only grow in value over time. And you can help by adding your own resources or your favorites to the database.