QR Codes in Libraries<br />Melanie Parlette<br />Conestoga College<br />Spring 2011<br />
What are QR Codes<br />Max. <br />20 digits<br />Quick Response Code<br />2 D Barcode <br />Stores more data than a tradit...
How do QR Codes work?<br />Scan with mobile phone camera<br />Can bring you to a number of places<br />Website<br />Email<...
Creating<br />There are many free and paid QR creations sites out there.<br />The more information on a QR code the harder...
Phone Software<br />There are a number of different readers available.<br />KAYWA Reader<br />i-nigma Reader<br />Lynkee R...
Where do QR Codes fit in Libraries?<br />How do we explain what QR Codes are?<br />Posters<br />Website<br />QR Scavenger ...
First steps<br />Focus on research and exploring opportunities<br />Survey of Social Media – assessing Smartphone penetrat...
Tracking success<br />How do we know if people are using the QR codes?<br />We need stats!<br />2 options we have investig...
Challenges<br />Equipment<br />Awareness<br />Educating both internally and the community at large<br />Possible Network C...
More QR Resources<br />QR Codes Project at University of Bath <br />7 Things You Should Know about QR Codes<br />The use o...
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  • Halfway through our survey and so far 50% of those surveyed have a smartphone
  • Smart phone growth in Canada are expected to pass the 50% in 2011 (IDC Canada)Considering what type of site the QR codes leads to – is it mobile friendly?
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    1. 1. QR Codes in Libraries<br />Melanie Parlette<br />Conestoga College<br />Spring 2011<br />
    2. 2. What are QR Codes<br />Max. <br />20 digits<br />Quick Response Code<br />2 D Barcode <br />Stores more data than a traditional barcode<br />Been around since 1994<br />Free to use & create (although depending on your mobile phone plan, there may be fees when using<br />QR Code – Wikipedia Page<br />
    3. 3. How do QR Codes work?<br />Scan with mobile phone camera<br />Can bring you to a number of places<br />Website<br />Email<br />Contact Details (vcard)<br />Phone Number<br />Text<br />Calendar Event<br />Google Maps Location<br />Social Media Site <br />YouTube Video<br />Wifi Network<br />
    4. 4. Creating<br />There are many free and paid QR creations sites out there.<br />The more information on a QR code the harder it becomes to read.<br />For longer URLs, services like bit.ly can be helpful<br />Sites to create QR Codes<br />Bit.ly and Goo.gl (also allow tracking)<br />http://www.mobile-barcodes.com/ (URLs, Messages, Phone Numbers, SMS, and Emails)<br />http://qrcode.kaywa.com/(URL, Text, Phone Number or SMS)<br />www.qrstuff.com (Lots of different data types and option to change foreground colour)<br />http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/ (calendar event, contact information, email address, geo location, phone number, SMS, UYRL, or Wifi network)<br />And More!<br />
    5. 5. Phone Software<br />There are a number of different readers available.<br />KAYWA Reader<br />i-nigma Reader<br />Lynkee Reader<br />UpCode<br />BeeTagg<br />http://www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-software/<br />Let’s you enter your mobile device and it will let you know what programs are available for it.<br />There are also online decoders available (By entering URL or Uploading the Image) (http://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx)<br />I have QR Code Scanner Pro – on a Blackberry Torch – It’s a free App <br />Does it really matter which one?<br />Not really - QR codes comply to an international standard (ISO/IEC 18004:2006)<br />
    6. 6. Where do QR Codes fit in Libraries?<br />How do we explain what QR Codes are?<br />Posters<br />Website<br />QR Scavenger Hunt<br />Where can we put QR Codes?<br />Presentations<br />Printed Handouts<br />Catalogue<br />Signage<br />Link to parts of our website i.e. Campus Maps or Hours, electronic locations of items in catalogue (periodicals, Ebooks), Research and Subject Guides, multimedia and How-to’s<br />Feedback<br />
    7. 7. First steps<br />Focus on research and exploring opportunities<br />Survey of Social Media – assessing Smartphone penetration<br />Keep initial outreach simple, potentially rolled out for Fall session<br />Integration of the physical with the virtual<br />Education <br />
    8. 8. Tracking success<br />How do we know if people are using the QR codes?<br />We need stats!<br />2 options we have investigated<br />Bit.ly (creates a code for you and gives you number of clicks)<br />Creating unique pages and using Google Analytics<br />
    9. 9. Challenges<br />Equipment<br />Awareness<br />Educating both internally and the community at large<br />Possible Network Charges<br />Main information still needs to be conveyed in conventional way<br />
    10. 10. More QR Resources<br />QR Codes Project at University of Bath <br />7 Things You Should Know about QR Codes<br />The use of QR codes in Education: A Getting Started Guide for Academics<br />Thanks!<br />Questions -<br />mparlette@conestogac.on.ca <br />
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