[hackerspaces] Group subscriptions to online training or digital libraries

dosman dosman at packetsniffers.org
Wed May 27 16:04:45 CEST 2015

It’s a nice idea, but it’s the same here (not enough funds to afford a group training/learning package). We’ve always just done it one-off for specific projects like our machining class and such (smartflix.com <http://smartflix.com/>).

If we were to consider something like this I would want to make sure it’s going to get used, as in having some workshops that center around using some of the materials and such. Otherwise I’d expect the majority of people would sit around thinking it would be nice to use it some day and before they knew it would have expired. At least, I know that’s how it would probably work for me unless there was a dedicated class that took advantage of the materials somehow.


> On May 27, 2015, at 9:17 AM, Joshua Pritt <ramgarden at gmail.com> wrote:
> The only subscription I've seen at both Makers Local 256 and Melbourne Makerspace is a subscription to Make magazine that's kept in the space's library/lone bookshelf.  There could be some other thing I don't know about, but this was it as far as I knew.
> Money is usually too tight to spend on something like a digital library or training.  We usually just trained each other.  I'm a software guy so I learned how to use Arduino and how to solder, as well as building robots at the makerspace.
> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM, Shirley Hicks <shirley at velochicdesign.com <mailto:shirley at velochicdesign.com>> wrote:
> Good morning all,
> Have any hackerspaces purchased subscriptions to online training or access to digital libraries for their memberships? If so, what did you get and how was it used by your membership?
> My question is sparked by a) renewing my ACM membership, and b) thinking about things that would be useful for the membership that could be secured in bulk.
> Thanks in advance,
> Shirley Hicks
> Red Mountain Makers
> Birmingham, AL
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