QR CODES & LIBRARIES<br />IST 605 - Reference and Information Literacy Services<br />School of Information Studies – Syracuse Univertiy<br />RenataCurty, PhD Student<br />Fall, 2010<br />
SUMMARY<br />Origin and Principles<br />How it works?<br />Different Applications<br />QR Codes in Libraries - what librarians should know?<br />Demonstration: Time to try!<br />
WHAT IS QR CODE?<br />Kind of Modern or Abstract Art?<br />
ORIGN AND PRINCIPLES<br /><ul><li>Denso Wave - Japan (1994)
QR – Quick Response
Paper-Based Hyperlinks (Turn ink into bits!)
Also Digitally applied</li></li></ul><li>ORIGN AND PRINCIPLES<br />WHAT IS THE INNOVATION ABOUT?<br />Linear <br />MaximumCapacity: 20 digits<br />Source: http://www.jennerations.co.uk/foxandgoose/adobedocs/technical%20docs/What%20are%20barcodes.pdf<br />
ORIGN AND PRINCIPLES<br />WHAT IS THE INNOVATION ABOUT?<br />Source: http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/qrfeature-e.html<br />
ORIGN AND PRINCIPLES<br />MORE TECHNICAL ADVANTAGES...<br /><ul><li>Small Printout Size
Readable from any direction in 360°
Kanji and Kana Capability
Structured Append Feature
Dirt and Damage Resistant</li></ul>Source: http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/qrfeature-e.html<br />
HOW IT WORKS? <br />HOW QR CODES STORE INFORMATION?<br />Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:QR_Code_Structure_Example.svg<br />
HOW IT WORKS? <br />DECODIFICATION PROCESS<br />Web page/<br />Content<br />Instant Decoding<br />Snap a <br />Picture<br />Position it <br />A Mobile Phone with a Camera<br />and QR Code Reading Software<br />and Internet Access<br />
HOW IT WORKS? <br />BASIC REQUIREMENTS:<br /><ul><li>A specific reader device or a Mobile Phone with a camera and Internet Access (good data transfer, web browser software and good connectivity)
DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS<br />Promotional landing pages and entry forms <br />E-commerce shopping sites <br />Product demos, videos and reviews <br />Reservation systems <br />Virtual business cards <br />Downloadable and scan-able coupons... <br />
DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS<br />
DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS<br />Recipes, additionalinformationaboutstorage, nutrition... <br />
DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS<br />More Information about your mail tracking?<br />Want to check inside?<br />Want to check the evaluations or reviews about a restaurant?<br />Locate yourself!<br />
DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS<br />Promote yourself better!<br />Need a distraction?<br />Honor/tribute to someone.<br />
DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS<br />LIVE BOOK (QR + Tweeter)<br />C.A.O.S Project:<br />Pages vivid content ephemeral, changing randomly every week. True sentences, coming from the virtual world, invading the real world through an enigmatic visual poetry.<br /><ul><li>Open Source
DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS<br />Print some personality on it! <br />Make them colorful and customized!<br />Check this out: http://2d-code.co.uk/flash-video-qr-codes/<br />
QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br />Libraries?<br />SURE!<br />Technology to inform<br />
QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br />M-Libary<br />Choy, F. C. (2010). Digital library services : towards mobile learning. Seminar on E-books as Learning Resources in Chinese Libraries in Asia (13 Jan 2010 : Kaohsiung, Taiwan : National Kaohsiung University of AppliedScience)<br />
QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br />BESIDES...<br /><ul><li>Users love mobile phones
More than 90% of us keep our cell phones within arm’s reach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
More than 70% of us actually take our cell phones to bed with us.
Over 70% of us now use our cell phones as alarm clocks.
A study by Unisys revealed that if we lose our wallet, we report it missing in 26 hours. If we lose our cell phone, we report it missing in 68 minutes. (Darwill.com)
It is interactive and very simple to use
Curiosity</li></li></ul><li>QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br />IDEAS?<br />
QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br /><ul><li>Provide point-of-use instruction at point-of-need locations;
Have step-by-step instructions on machines like photocopiers and printers.
Post QR codes by study rooms. Students would be able to check the availability of a study room, and then book it from their cell phone while standing in front of the room.
QR codes in the stacks could bring up a list of LibGuides on topics related to books in the call number range area.
QR codes in the stacks could show where the ebooks would be on the shelves.
QR codes around campus could link to digital libraries or items from special collections related to the different buildings.</li></ul>Source: http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2010/06/qr-codes-and-libraries.html<br />
SU Library Catalog<br />Special Archives<br />Wikipedia<br />Personal Website<br />Others Sculptures on Campus<br />Others Sculptures on Campus<br />
QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br /><ul><li>Direct users to a service that’s specifically aimed at mobile devices users, such as a chat or IM reference service, or the mobile version of the library’s catalog or databases.
QR code to the online Ask a Librarian site could be posted at the physical reference desk and at all public access computer workstations.
Library tours – QR codes can be placed in different areas of the library so visitors can access information relevant to that particular space. Audio tours can also be provided this way.
Library Maps – Instead of just a map that has, Reference, Reserve, Computer Lab on it, put QR codes for every area that has a web page, so that the patron can go directly to that web page for more information.
Library reviews – if someone has done a review on a book or item, a QR code can be put on that item, linking to the review. </li></ul>Source: http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2010/06/qr-codes-and-libraries.html<br />
QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br /><ul><li>Link to Phone number on a web page so people don’t have to dial the number on their phone.
Link to a web page associated with an event by placing a QR code for the web page on the event's poster.
QR Codes can be posted at public service desks to advertise services: Laptop checkout, fines, and book renewal information could be posted at the point of service, the Circulation Desk, for instance.
Help Desk info could be posted on QR codes.
Tag exhibits (“Mobile Tag Closeup”).
Librarians can tag pre-formatted tailored searches for events and exhibits.
Add QR codes to poster, flyers, and other library instructional or promotional materials. </li></ul>Source: http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2010/06/qr-codes-and-libraries.html<br />
QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br />
QR CODES IN LIBRARIES<br /> But...Some points that librarians should take into account:<br /><ul><li>Not all patrons might be are aware of them;
Not all patrons might have the required devices and software;
Main information still need to be provided in a conventional way (it is not just a question of clean and minimalist information design);
The efficient display of the information need to be constantly checked;
Effective pedagogical uses of QR codes
Accessibility to disable people?</li></li></ul><li>DEMONSTRATION<br />Lets try!<br />In pairs or groups of three<br />Take one Smartphone<br />Access: http://www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-software/ or http://www.qread.mobi/ <br />Check which software is more appropriate to your Smatphone Model<br />Follow the steps to download it<br />
DEMONSTRATION<br />Now use your creativity!<br />Think about a possible application to libraries (eg. special, public, university, school)<br />Access: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/<br />Create your QR Code<br />Save the image<br />Post your QR Code at the LMS (605 QR CODES topic) with a brief <br /> description of the idea<br />6. Lets check the QR Codes! <br />
ADDITIONAL SOURCES - Readings<br />Alternative to QR codes/Microsoft Tags:<br />http://business2press.com/2009/01/08/microsoft-tag-on-iphone/<br />Educause Learning:<br />http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7046.pdf<br />Bird Library QR Codes Guide:<br />http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/content.php?pid=133336&sid=1143435<br />Additional Technical Explanation:<br />http://www.qrme.co.uk/qr-code-resources/understanding-a-qr-code.html<br />Presentations on M-Libraries:<br />http://ocs.sfu.ca/m-libraries/index.php/mlib/index<br />University of Huddersfield Digital Repository (Articles about M-Libraries & QR Codes)<br />http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/view/authors/Walsh=3AAndrew=3A=3A.html<br />
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