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1 QR Codes What are They? How Can They Be Use in the Library Setting? Joanne Christensen 11/12

2 What are QR Codes?  An abbreviation for Quick Response Codes  Similar to barcodes  Different in amount of information they can hold

3 Barcodes  Linear one-dimensional codes  Can only hold up to 20 numerical digits

4 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.

5 Why Use Them?  Kid friendly  Mobile devices  Unusual  Popular

6 How To Generate a QR Code  Go to: generator.com/http://www.the-qrcode- generator.com/

7 Save Image; Print and Display

8 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.

9 How to Access a QR Code  The QR Code directs you to another place which gives you information.

10 How to Use a QR Code in the Library  Books have QR codes on them that give information about the book.

11 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

12 Sources:  “ “Embeddable Information: QR Codes and Libraries.” team-tech-archives/#section31 team-tech-archives/#section31  How QR Codes Can Grow Your Business.” ow-qr-codes-can-grow-your-business/ ow-qr-codes-can-grow-your-business/

13 Sources  Dreamstime.com.  The QR Code Generator. generator.com/http://www.the-qrcode- generator.com/  Quick Response (QR) Codes. y.asp?PageID=274 y.asp?PageID=274  Technology Dashboard: QR Codes  Wikipedia. “QR Codes: Libraries. des des


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