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QR Codes What are They? How Can They Be Use in the Library Setting? Joanne Christensen 11/12
What are QR Codes? An abbreviation for Quick Response Codes Similar to barcodes Different in amount of information they can hold
Barcodes Linear one-dimensional codes Can only hold up to 20 numerical digits
QR Codes Two-dimensional (2D) matrix barcodes They hold thousands of alphanumeric characters of information. Their ability to hold more information and their ease of use makes them ideal for libraries.
Why Use Them? Kid friendly Mobile devices Unusual Popular
How To Generate a QR Code Go to: http://www.the-qrcode- generator.com/http://www.the-qrcode- generator.com/
How to Access a QR Code Must have a mobile device with a camera. Download a QR Code reader. Search device app store for “code reader,” “code scanner,” “QR code,” etc. Neoreader and Googlegoggles are good ones. Take a picture of the QR Code.
How to Access a QR Code The QR Code directs you to another place which gives you information.
How to Use a QR Code in the Library Books have QR codes on them that give information about the book.
How to Use a QR Code in the Library. Publicity Tour of the library Research guides Displays Read-alikes for authors/recommend further reading on shelves Contests Text-a-librarian Themed book lists --Wikipedia Links to Outside Sources
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Sources Dreamstime.com. http://www.dreamstime.com/http://www.dreamstime.com/ The QR Code Generator. http://www.the-qrcode- generator.com/http://www.the-qrcode- generator.com/ Quick Response (QR) Codes. http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/technology/displa y.asp?PageID=274 http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/technology/displa y.asp?PageID=274 Technology Dashboard: QR Codes http://blogs.houstonlibrary.org/?p=1076 http://blogs.houstonlibrary.org/?p=1076 Wikipedia. “QR Codes: Libraries. http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=QR_Co des http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=QR_Co des