Using qr codes in libraries

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  • QR –Code Generator, http://qrcode.kaywa.com
  • Hard to read on the slide but should work find like this in another format, with the ability to zoom into each aspect.
  • Libraries usage of QR codes: (Ashford, pg. 528)
  • Porter, King, pg. 26
  • Using qr codes in libraries

    1. 1. * Rita Boh Jennifer Charbonnet Melissa Minchey Emily Rush Julie Weber
    2. 2. **QR code stands for Quick Response.*QR codes are two-dimensional (2D)bar codes developed by the JapaneseCorporation Denso Wave.*QR codes were released in 1994 toToyota for tracking vehicle parts duringmanufacturing.*2D codes were accepted internationally
    3. 3. A QR code is a 2D barcodethat...*has a large information capacity*holds up to 7,089 characters*stores data in both vertical andhorizontal directions.*popularly used for storing URLs *
    4. 4. **The intention was to develop a symbol code more easily read by scanners than traditional codes.*The codes were developed in response to the need for more data storage capability within a smaller space. Bar Code Stacking*Technology emerged through progression from the stacked bar method (stacking multiple bar codes).*2D codes are the result of utilizing the increased information density matrix method.
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    6. 6. *A QR code is generated with QR code creation software and a specialized QR code printer used in conjunction with QR code scanner.*A person takes a picture of the QR code using a camera, usually on a smartphone, to access the data stored in the code. Then, the image is processed using a QR code reader (smartphone application). **Most QR code applications are compatible with major cell phone providers and FREE!
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    8. 8. Symbol Version *Versions range from Version 1 to Version 40 *Each range has its own maximum data capacity *The more information that is stored in the symbol necessitates * more modules and a larger range
    9. 9. Error-Correction Level *There are four potential levels (L, M, Q, H). *The greater the correction capability, the more data created to be stored in the code *Level M (15% recovery) is the most frequently used *
    10. 10. Margin (“quiet zone”) *Margin refers to blank space around symbol *QR code specifications require a minimum four- module wide margin on all sides for accurate reading *
    11. 11. * Example: Creating QR Code to encode 50 alphanumeric characters * Specify the error correction level as the standard "M". * Obtain a version from the Version and maximum data capacity table (find the intersection of alphanumeric characters and Level M). → Version 3 capable of storing 50 or more characters. (Version 2 with Level M holds only 38 characters.) * Use a printer with 400 dpi resolution. → 0.254 mm when printed with 4-dot configuration.(Equation: 25.4 mm/inch ÷ 400 dpi × 4 dots/module = 0.254 mm/module) * 4. Version 3 = 29 modules, therefore, the size of QR Code is 29 * modules × 0.254 mm/module = 7.366 mm. * Secure a four-module wide margin. 7.366mm + 0.254mm/module × 8 modules =9.398mm * In other words, the required QR Code area is 9.398mm2. Denso Wave website : http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/aboutqr-e.html
    12. 12. ** Link to songs, web sites, contests, etc. that can enhance exhibits.* Codes in the stacks that direct the user to related online sources.* Link library audio tours.* Handouts that link to mobile sites.* Links library’s reference services and other contact information.* Permanent art or art shows within the library can link to the artist web site.* Catalog records that can provide the location and the call number of the item* Video trailers provided on DVD cases.* Audio book cases can link to author interviews or book reviews.* Codes can be placed on or near study rooms to connect to the reservation form.* Video tutorials for library services.* Bookmarks, placards around campus or the community to market library services.* Codes can link specific collections (children’s, career, etc.) to more information about the collection (Cordova).* Offer information on the library such as hours, check out procedures, and fine information. (Cordova).* Can be used on Twitter and Facebook for an online presence (Cordova).
    13. 13. ** Academic Libraries * Link to mobile versions of websites * Found in item record that provide the title of the record, location of the item, and it’s availability.
    14. 14. * Public Libraries * Links located on public transportation to audiobooks that can be wirelessly downloaded onto cellphones * Codes used for find mobile apps * Codes located on bookshelves to link subject guides *
    15. 15. * School Libraries * Promote events by linking websites * Can be placed through-out the school * Promote potentially embarrassing information in a non-threatening way *
    16. 16. * Using QR Codes for Readers’ Advisory Read- Alikes * http://youtu.be/apPL_S6POQA* QR Codes in the Library * http://youtu.be/FmM9HJ3EfNQ* QR U? Access ebooks On Your Mobile Devices * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb4I2WzZZ_ w *
    17. 17. *QR Code is an open format. *There is no need to write down vital details. A simple scan captures the desired information. *QR Codes can be used to store website addresses and URLs that can appear in magazines, on signs, on buses, on business cards or just about any product* *QR codes can store quite complex that users might need information about.
    18. 18. Weaknesses * No universal standard. * Not everyone is aware of QR Codes or how they work. * Not everyone owns a camera phone. * It is impractical to expect students to be able to capture coursework information from QR codes without some support. *
    19. 19. Will these codes continue to be used or will they be replaced with the next best thing? * http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be- big-abc-news/qr-codes-things-185409346.html*
    20. 20. **Awareness for QR Codes is relatively strong.*65% of smartphone users say they have seen a QR code.*Out of smartphone users who have seen a QR code, 56% have seen them most often on product packaging, 45% have seen them in magazines, 45% have seen them on coupons, and 27% have seen them in newspaper ads (27%).*QR codes are popular with young people

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