How the Library Put QR Codes in the Science Building

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How the Library Put QR Codes in the Science Building

  1. 1. How the Library Put QR Codes in the Science Building Kristen Yarmey and Tom Swartz, The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library
  2. 2. The Challenge
  3. 3. The Challenge
  4. 4. The Problem
  5. 5. The Solution
  6. 6. The Goal Encourage science students, faculty, and visitors to look at information in new ways… … and advertise great Library resources.
  7. 7. Where can we put codes? On professor’s doors…
  8. 8. Where can we put codes? Outside classrooms…
  9. 9. Where can we put codes? On exhibits…
  10. 10. Where can we put codes? But most importantly… in study and work rooms
  11. 11. Where can we put codes? <ul><li>In work and study rooms, links to: </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile versions of Library databases </li></ul><ul><li>Library research guides </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalog (soon) </li></ul><ul><li>Other useful academic resources </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Process
  13. 13. The Process <ul><li>Design template and demo pages </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out how to make QR codes, in bulk </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Process <ul><li>Get permission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building shepherd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Dean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Resources </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What’s Next <ul><li>Recruit faculty to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Develop more pages/codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit the number of pages developed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximize codes that go directly to mobile-friendly resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrate into University CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize ADA issues </li></ul><ul><li>Print codes </li></ul><ul><li>Install codes in new building  </li></ul>
  16. 16. Maintenance <ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Establish workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Add additional pages/codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New resources become mobile-friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newly interested faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Determine when codes are no longer needed </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions? Contact us: Kristen Tom

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