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E-book promotion Cindy Mohammad in collaboration with College Librarians
E-book promotion Technology used: QR codes How? QR codes on shelf wobblers that are attached to bookshelves throughout the Library Purpose: Prompt library users looking for a book on the shelf to look for e-books
E-book promotion Wording Look for an e-book online will be changed to: Many of our newest books are e-books.
E-book promotion QR code linked to http://www.vu.edu.au/library http://www.vu.edu.au/library Purpose: Prompt library user to do a title search using the button book/e- book Note: Link will be changed when a search book for e-books is available on the e-book webpage: http://www.vu.edu.au/library/acce ss-borrowing/search-browse- resources/ebooks http://www.vu.edu.au/library/acce ss-borrowing/search-browse- resources/ebooks
E-book promotion Purpose: To promote a specific title. How: QR code is linked to URL for a specific title e.g. specific QR codes used by Law Library.
E-book promotion Question: Can this wobbler be used for another purpose? Example: redirect library users to the front page of the Library website so that users can see the search box and select the e-book button to do a search. http://www.vu.edu.au/library http://www.vu.edu.au/library Issue: Were not providing them with a new book title and were using two different wobblers linked to the same url http://www.vu.edu.au/library http://www.vu.edu.au/library
E-book promotion QR code provider - bitly (already being used by the Law library) https://bitly.com/https://bitly.com/ or Kaywa http://qrcode.kaywa.com/registration/http://qrcode.kaywa.com/registration/ Testing done by Lou Connell and Jennifer Murphy to generate a QR code Whats left to be done? -Linking it to the url, printing QR code, and sticking it to the amended wobbler Cant find a book on the shelves? and testing to see if size of QR code is adequate. -Developing user-friendly guide - Finalising quantity of wobblers to be printed Timeline: To be ready for week starting 17 Feb