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QR Codes 101<br />Krista Godfrey<br />godfrey@mcmaster.ca<br />
What the heck is a QR code?<br />Why QR Codes?<br />What can libraries do?<br />How do I create or use them?<br />
What is it?<br />2-D Barcode<br />URLS, text, phone numbers<br />New hyperlinks<br />Cheap & Easy<br />
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Who’s using them?<br />[image credit]<br />
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Why QR codes?<br /><ul><li>Statistics
goo.gl
 Google Analytics
Point of need
link space to info</li></ul>[image credit]<br />
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  • Created in Japan - 1994Shortest distance between curiosity and information retrieval (paperlinks founder)Link real world with virtual information
  • Find, scan, get info!
  • Link to mobile content – remember the device being usedMake it worth the effort to scan – add value
  • Image credits:http://www.flickr.com/photos/chandramarsono/4400203341/in/faves-theweelibrarian/http://www.flickr.com/photos/5volt/2200733171/in/faves-theweelibrarian/http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_blake/5036227559/in/faves-theweelibrarian/http://www.flickr.com/photos/clevercupcakes/4397152402/in/faves-theweelibrarian/http://www.flickr.com/photos/fluidforms/3635425508/in/faves-theweelibrarian/
  • Slowly on uptake;Seeing in education and librariesMobile stats: Students not necessarily there yet (do see on campus posters though) – still at early adopter phase52% heard or seen QR codes; 28% scannedIncreases in smartphone use will see increase in qr code
  • Tips: make it worth the effortAdd extra content or different content (video)Mention David’s tips – give linkResources: QR flick group – QR codes in the wild; blogs, find more exampels
  • 700% growth between Jan – July 2010 in qr code use
  • Transcript of "Qr codes 101"

    1. 1. QR Codes 101<br />Krista Godfrey<br />godfrey@mcmaster.ca<br />
    2. 2. What the heck is a QR code?<br />Why QR Codes?<br />What can libraries do?<br />How do I create or use them?<br />
    3. 3. What is it?<br />2-D Barcode<br />URLS, text, phone numbers<br />New hyperlinks<br />Cheap & Easy<br />
    4. 4. =<br />=<br />
    5. 5. [image credit]<br />
    6. 6.
    7. 7. Who’s using them?<br />[image credit]<br />
    8. 8.
    9. 9. [image credit]<br />[image credit]<br />[image credit]<br />
    10. 10. Why QR codes?<br /><ul><li>Statistics
    11. 11. goo.gl
    12. 12. Google Analytics
    13. 13. Point of need
    14. 14. link space to info</li></ul>[image credit]<br />
    15. 15. How to Create<br />QR Code Generators<br /><ul><li>Kaywa
    16. 16. Delivr
    17. 17. GoQR</li></ul>[image credit]<br />
    18. 18.
    19. 19. How to Read<br />QR Code Readers<br /><ul><li>QuickMark
    20. 20. Paperlinks
    21. 21. BeeTag
    22. 22. NeoReader</li></ul>[image credit]<br />
    23. 23. More Info<br /><ul><li>Flickr group: QR Codes in the wild
    24. 24. Library Success Wiki – QR Codes
    25. 25. 7 Things You Should Know about QR Codes </li></ul>http://bit.ly/f1W5yx<br /><ul><li> QR Codes at Bath http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode/
    26. 26. Does and Dont’s (David Fiander)</li></ul>http://bit.ly/dXICDX<br />
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