This code takes you to a webpage that gives you a choice of how you would like to download this book.
I haven’t found an ideal solution here. Many of the sites that allow you to create QR codes for free have a statistics counter for which they charge. The cheapest found was $10.00 per month. The jump was then to about $50.00 per month.
Microsoft has its own proprietary system. They have their own reader but can hold the same kinds of information found in a QR code. They offer a statistical capture as part of the package and it’s free. But you have to go to Microsoft for the product. More importantly – in order to gather the statistics you always have to have a connection to the web either through a wireless network or to the 3g or 4g network. 3g and 4g communication is what connect your smart-phone to the internet when you are out and about. Many smart phones also allow you to connect to the internet using any free wireless network. They are usually faster that 3g or 4g. But there are times when you are not connected to either. That’s the nature of smart-phones. This information is important because in order to keep statistics on QR usage you need to be connected to the internet one way or the other. If you are not connected to the internet the statistical mechanism can’t work – but more importantly – neither does the function of the QR code – thus the possibility of defeating its purpose. Most of the free QR creators don’t take statistics.
One of the things to avoid is the creation of another class of library user. The QR codes I have created always have the text, phone number or web link contained in the QR Code. The QR code simply provides an easier way of capturing the information.
Westchester Library Association Leveraging Library Services Using QR Codes May 13, 2011 Professors Ben Turner & P. Charles Livermore St John’s University
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