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Presented @ NLA/NEMA 2010 in Grand Island, NE on 15 October 2010

Presented @ NLA/NEMA 2010 in Grand Island, NE on 15 October 2010

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What is a QR Code? What is a QR Code? Presentation Transcript

  • What is a QR Code?
    Michael Sauers
    Technology Innovation Librarian,Nebraska Library Commission
    NLA/NEMA 2010
  • What?
    Wikipedia:A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.
  • QR Code data capacity
  • Hardware
    Any cell phone with a camera and the ability to install software that can interpret the code.
    What the device can do with the resulting data will vary depending on the devices other features. (i.e. Internet connection)
  • Software
    Barcode Scanner (Android)
    Quickmark (iPhone)
    BeeTagg QR Code Reader (Windows Phone and Blackberry)
    UpCode (Blackberry)
  • Examples
  • Library ideas
    Hours
    Branch Locations
    Call number locations
    Tours
    Art descriptions
    What ideas do you have?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/5041172669/
  • QR Code Generators
    QR Code Generatorhttp://zxing.appspot.com/generator/
    SPARQcodehttp://www.sparqcode.com/static/maestro
    i-nigma barcode creatorhttp://www.i-nigma.com/CreateBarcodes.html
    Chrome Extensionhttps://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/cicimfkkbejhggfjaabggafffgdnjgjp
  • Other 2D Codes
    Micro QR Code35 Characters
    High Capacity Color Barcode3500 characters per square inchMicrosoft TAG is one implementation
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