Lots of free maker books and videos for Lancaster Staff and Students from O’Reilly

Great news! the library in partnership with ISS now has a subscription to O’Reilly

The O’Reilly for Higher Education digital platform includes more than 38,000 book titles, of many popular O’Reilly, Pearson and Packt Publishing titles in computing, technology and business. It also includes more than 30,000 hours of video, accessible online in a browser or via a mobile app.

Accessing O’Reilly

Access O’Reilly using this direct link from the A-Z database list https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/temporary-access and use your university email to set up an account.

The account setup asks to create a password to complete the setup and create a personal account allows you to use the O’Reilly app for off-line viewing/reading of content.

Further information can be found on the Computing Libguide at http://lancaster.libguides.com/c.php?g=541407&p=4814284

Welcome to LUMAKERS – Lancaster University Makers

It has been a busy summer. After some discussions we have space, and stuff, and shelves.

So what do we have?

The library room C130 from 4PM – 9PM for 12 months. It is a big room, with HDMI screens, desks and power. It is everything a maker could dream of, but wait. There is more!

The room has storage, a room connected where tools and projects can be stored. we have a total of 20 ISO sized storage boxes on shelves, for storage.

Some Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Hat (The Pi Type), Some tools and plenty of stickers 😀

Some exciting projects, more news about that later!

A new collection of Electronic and Paper Books called the Maker Collection.

And finally ‘Maker Liasion’ ‘John the Librarian‘, the Faculty Librarian for STEM who will be helping with running the Makerspace, answering queries and finding funding.

Open Hack Evenings in 2019

Welcome, are you a maker, creater, coder, tinker or hacker? Do you want to talk about an awesome idea, love arduinos a little too much, have a a unique skill you would like to share, want to learn to solder, or pick locks?

Lancaster University Makers is the place for you! From October 2019 the library will be hosting the Lancaster University Makerspace, a pop-up makerspace for projects and open forum for makers and creators. This webspace is the first step in making it a reality. Watch. This. Space!