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Albrezzi, Francesca, John Bonnett, Tassie Gniady, Heather Richards-Rissetto, and Lisa M. Snyder. 2022. Accessing 3D Data. In 3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation, edited by Jennifer Moore, Adam Rountrey, and Hannah Scates Kettler. Association of College and Research Libraries: Chicago.


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The issue of access and discoverability is not simply a matter of permissions and availability. To identify, locate, retrieve, and reuse 3D materials requires consideration of a multiplicity of content types, as well as community and financial investment to resolve challenges related to usability, interoperability, sustainability, and equity. This chapter will cover modes, audiences, assets and decision points, technology requirements, and limitations impacting access, as well as providing recommendations for next steps.