What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the        Library Catalog            Benjamin Rawlins         Kentucky State University
•   What are QR codes?•   Uses Outside of Libraries•   Adding QR codes to the Library Catalog•   Additional Uses at Kentuc...
• http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTYxMDPoll
• QR, Quick Response, codes are two dimensional barcodes that  can be scanned with a mobile device that has a camera. Once...
• Unlike conventional barcodes that can only store  information in a horizontal manner, QR codes can store  information bo...
• Conventional barcodes can typically store between 20 to  40 characters.• QR codes can store up to a maximum of 7,089 cha...
Uses Outside of Libraries
Duncan Hines
Grammy Awards
Best Buy
• 2,200 NYC Department of              Sanitation Trucks Will              Feature NYC Media Quick              Response (...
Adding QR Codes to the   Library Catalog
What’s This?
• To get both features 2 files were edited  • displayFacets.xsl  • local_callSearch.xsl     • Text me this call number fea...
• One file was edited to  get this feature  • displayFacets.xslThe Coding
<xsl:variable name="bibId" select="//@bibId"/><!-- QR Code --><xsl:variable name="qrCode">http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?...
• Two files edited for  ‘Get Info in a QR  Code’ feature  • displayFacets.xsl  • Copied code    local_callSearch.xsl    • ...
Local_callSearch.xsl<xsl:attribute name="href">http://kysu.kyvl.org/voy2sms.php?location=<xsl:value-of                    ...
Why Single Out QR Code      Features?
Additional Uses at KSU
Mobile Services Booklet
Mobile Website Flyer
Library Trading Cards
• Hampton, Dantrea, Amanda Peach, and Benjamin  Rawlins. "Reaching Mobile Users with QR Codes."  Kentucky Libraries 75.2 (...
Questions?
Thank You
What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog
What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog
What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog
What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog
What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog
What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog
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What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog

  1. 1. What’s This? Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog Benjamin Rawlins Kentucky State University
  2. 2. • What are QR codes?• Uses Outside of Libraries• Adding QR codes to the Library Catalog• Additional Uses at Kentucky State UniversityOverview
  3. 3. • http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTYxMDPoll
  4. 4. • QR, Quick Response, codes are two dimensional barcodes that can be scanned with a mobile device that has a camera. Once the code is scanned the device is prompted to load a webpage, display text, or other data contained in the code.• QR codes were first created by Denso-Wave, a Toyota subsidiary, in 1994 as a way to track manufactured parts. Denso-Wave holds the patent rights for QR codes, but instead of exercising them they decided to make the technology freely available.What are QR codes?
  5. 5. • Unlike conventional barcodes that can only store information in a horizontal manner, QR codes can store information both horizontally and vertically.Why QR Codes are Unique
  6. 6. • Conventional barcodes can typically store between 20 to 40 characters.• QR codes can store up to a maximum of 7,089 characters
  7. 7. Uses Outside of Libraries
  8. 8. Duncan Hines
  9. 9. Grammy Awards
  10. 10. Best Buy
  11. 11. • 2,200 NYC Department of Sanitation Trucks Will Feature NYC Media Quick Response (QR) Codes Linking to a “How to Recycle” VideoNew York City
  12. 12. Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog
  13. 13. What’s This?
  14. 14. • To get both features 2 files were edited • displayFacets.xsl • local_callSearch.xsl • Text me this call number feature • Renamed local_qrCode.xslThe Coding
  15. 15. • One file was edited to get this feature • displayFacets.xslThe Coding
  16. 16. <xsl:variable name="bibId" select="//@bibId"/><!-- QR Code --><xsl:variable name="qrCode">http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=5&amp;d=http%3A%2F%2Fkysu.kyvl.org%2Fvwebv%2FholdingsInfo%3FbibId%3D<xsl:value-of select="$bibId"/></xsl:variable><!-- End QR Code --><!-- QR Code Begin --><div style="float:left;width: 120px; text-align:center; border:3px solid #000;margin: 0 10px 00;padding:10px;"class="googleBooks"><b>QR code:</b><br/><img src="{$qrCode}" width="102" height="102" alt="qrcode" /><br /><a href="http://kysu.kyvl.org/qr.html"target="_new">Whats this?</a></div><!-- QR Code End -->The Coding
  17. 17. • Two files edited for ‘Get Info in a QR Code’ feature • displayFacets.xsl • Copied code local_callSearch.xsl • Renamed local_qrCode.xslThe Coding
  18. 18. Local_callSearch.xsl<xsl:attribute name="href">http://kysu.kyvl.org/voy2sms.php?location=<xsl:value-of http://kysu.kyvl.org/voy2sms.php?locationselect="$location"/>&amp;callnum=<xsl:value-ofselect="$callnum2"/>&amp;titlename=<xsl:value-of select="$titlename2"/></xsl:attribute>Text me this call number</a> numberLocal_qrCode.xsl<xsl:attribute name="href">http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=5&amp;d=<xsl:value-of http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=5&amp;dselect="$titlename2"/><xsl:text>%0D%0A</xsl:text> <xsl:value-ofselect="$location"/><xsl:text>%0D%0A</xsl:text><xsl:value-of select="$callnum2"/><xsl:text>%0D%0A</xsl:text></xsl:attribute> Get info in a QR Code</a>dispalyFacets.xsl<xsl:include href="./local_qrCode.xsl"/><div id="txtMe"><xsl:call-template name="recordCallQr"/></div>The Coding for ‘Get Info in a QR Code’
  19. 19. Why Single Out QR Code Features?
  20. 20. Additional Uses at KSU
  21. 21. Mobile Services Booklet
  22. 22. Mobile Website Flyer
  23. 23. Library Trading Cards
  24. 24. • Hampton, Dantrea, Amanda Peach, and Benjamin Rawlins. "Reaching Mobile Users with QR Codes." Kentucky Libraries 75.2 (2011): 6-10. Print.Further Reading
  25. 25. Questions?
  26. 26. Thank You
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