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Presentation given at "Extreme makeover: Transforming the face of your library service", JISC RSC YH event, October 2009 in Leeds.

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  • 1. QR Codes, text a librarian and more…
    Using mobile ‘phones in our libraries
    Andrew Walsh, University of Huddersfield
  • 2. What I’ll be talking about…
    • Text a Librarian service @ Huddersfield Uni
    • 3. Text tips & tricks @ Huddersfield Uni
    • 4. QR codes in the library @ Huddersfield Uni
    • 5. A few more thoughts…
  • A few facts and figures
    Around 9 in 10 adults use a mobile phone
    116.5 ‘phones per 100 people in the UK!
    99% of mobile phone users make calls
    95% of mobile phone users send texts
    35% of mobile phone users use mobile internet
    217 million texts a day (mobile data association)
    32% of Americans accessed ‘net from a phone
    Figures from Mintel, October 2007 & www.cellular-news.com/story/30548.php
  • 6. Text a librarian
    https://www.hudsms.co.uk
    Text HUDUNI LIB followed by your message to 81025
  • 7. Text tips & tricks
  • 8. QR Codes
  • 9. What are QR codes?
    2D matrix code
    International standard
    Lots of demonstrations on YouTube, such as- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf_DNHPBV-s
  • 10. What are we using them for?
    Links to mobile friendly videos
    Contact numbers / text messages
    Link to full text of print journals
    Links to useful resources
    On:
    Printed handouts, shelf ends, library catalogue, signage, anywhere with a flat surface…
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  • 18. How can people use them?
    Install a (normally) free application on their ‘phone
    Easiest method is to Google “QR reader” and the model of your ‘phone
    Basic information and links on our webpage:
    http://www2.hud.ac.uk/cls/library/usingIT/qrcodes.php
  • 19. How are we promoting them?
    Curiosity & Greed.
  • 20. Going forward, other thoughts…
    LIRG research.
    Do students mind us contacting them via mobile ‘phone?
  • 21. Feedback
    Text (HUDUNI LIB as the 1st words of a message to 81025)
    Email (a.p.walsh@hud.ac.uk)
    Twitter (@andywalsh999)
    Any questions?
    My contact details as a QR tag