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  • 1. Slides originally conceived and created by: Stacy Schwartz, Research & Instruction Librarian Worcester Polytechnic Institute QR CODES Scott Kehoe, Technology Advisor Massachusetts Library System Marlborough, MA 866-627-7228 x308 scott@masslibsystem.org 1
  • 2. Quick Response Codes two-dimensional barcodes that store information that a smartphone or tablet can read THE BASICS 2
  • 3. LET’S GET TECHNICAL http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/aboutqr-e.html - Roughly 20 digits.- Up to 7,089 characters can be encoded in 1 symbol. - Dirt and damage resistant. 3
  • 4. YOU MAY RECOGNIZE QR CODES FROM Stores 4
  • 5. YOU MAY RECOGNIZE QR CODES FROM Television http://adage.com/article/mediaworks/daily-show-counters-cnn-s-screen-qr-code/228197/ 5
  • 6. Scan with different phones HAVE A SMARTPHONE OR TABLET? 6
  • 7. Barcode Scanner RedLaser Scan Download a Barcode Scanner now THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT 7
  • 8. Open a website WHAT THEY CAN DO MLS Twitter MLS Homepage MLS Facebook MLS Vimeo 8
  • 9. Share a map WHAT QR CODES CAN DO 9
  • 10. Share a video WHAT QR CODES CAN DO MLS Optima Sort-To-Light demo https://vimeo.com/album/2362839/video/56334327 10
  • 11. Share a contact card WHAT QR CODES CAN DO http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/ 11
  • 12. Send an email or a text message WHAT QR CODES CAN DO http://beqrious.com/qr-code-generator/ 12
  • 13. Promotional Material “For more information ...” ... on bookmarks, flyers, pathfinders, handouts, magnets, buttons, bumper stickers, billboards, the side of a bus ... IN A LIBRARY? 13
  • 14. Connecting the physical & the digital ... connecting the reader to an e-book version or catalog record or library review or Amazon review or author’s website or author’s video on YouTube. IN A LIBRARY? 14
  • 15. Connecting the physical and the digital ... connecting the researcher to the online version of the journal in Gale, EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. And introduces patron to“the databases” and your online resources. IN A LIBRARY? 15
  • 16. Connecting the physical & the digital ... IN A LIBRARY? ... virtual reference reserve a study room ... 16
  • 17. http://zxing.appspot.com/generator HOW? 17
  • 18. http://www.beqrious.com/generator HOW? 18
  • 19. http://goo.gl HOW? 19
  • 20. WHY? Scott’s contact info Sarah’s contact info 20
  • 21. Let’s make one now! HOW? Insert QR Code Here 21