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This is the handout that accompanies the presentation given at "Extreme makeover: Transforming the face of your library service", JISC RSC YH event, October 2009 in Leeds.

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  1. 1. QR Codes, text a librarian and more … @ Extreme Makeover: Transforming the face of your Library Service.<br />Some sample QR codes:<br /> <br />Just sample text! Link to my blog at www.librarymobiles.blogspot.com <br />Text message (including tag LIBRARY) ‘Phone number (my office) <br />QR codes are a way of encoding information into a small 2D code that can be read by a small (normally free) application you can download onto most mobile ‘phones with cameras. It prompts your ‘phone to access some pre-written text; send a text message; make a call; or link to a website.<br />Using the search engine of your choice (e.g. www.google.co.uk), search for the words QR reader and the model number of your ‘phone. For most camera ‘phones you will have a choice of compatible readers for download. The reader can be downloaded directly to your ‘phone (please be aware of any data charges your carrier may apply), much the same as you may download a new ringtone, or downloaded to a computer and transferred to your ‘phone.<br />Some useful QR readers that are widely compatible are:<br />i-nigma - http://www.i-nigma.com/GetReader.asp Kaywa - http://reader.kaywa.com/<br />Quickmark - http://www.quickmark.cn/En/basic/index.asp<br />QR Codes, text a librarian and more … @ Extreme Makeover: Transforming the face of your Library Service.<br />Some references / further resources:<br />A few from me:<br />Walsh, Andrew (2009) Quick response codes and libraries. Library Hi Tech News, 26 (5/6). pp. 7-9. <br />Walsh, Andrew (2009) Text messaging (SMS) and libraries. Library Hi Tech News, 26 (8). pp. 9-11. <br />Walsh, Andrew and Barrett, Lynn (2009) Text a Librarian @ Huddersfield. CILIP Update. pp. 44-45.<br />A few other random resources / references in no particular order:<br />Library success: A best Practices WIKI, M-Libraries http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=M-Libraries Lots of information on what other people are doing in their libraries.<br />2009 Horizon report - http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/ Outlines their view of mobiles in education in the very near future.<br />Mobile Study - http://www.mobilestudy.org/ Create quizzes suitable for mobile ‘phones.<br />MoLeap - http://www.moleap.net/ Just getting started, this aims to provide a database of people and projects involved in mobile learning<br />MoLeTV - http://www.moletv.org.uk Mobile friendly platform for educational videos.<br />MoLeNET - http://www.molenet.org.uk Mobile Learning Network offering funding (to FE) and resources on mobile learning.<br />TechDis advice and learning on m-Learning - http://www.techdis.ac.uk/index.php?p=9_5 Lots of helpful resources in making m-learning accessible.<br />Mills, Keren (2009) M-Libraries: Information use on the move - http://arcadiaproject.lib.cam.ac.uk/docs/M-Libraries_report.pdf Interesting to me mainly in how conservative the suggestions are!<br />My details:<br />Andrew Walsh, University of Huddersfield<br />Email - a.p.walsh@hud.ac.uk<br />Twitter - @andywalsh999<br />Facebook - www.facebook.com/andrew.walsh.99<br />Mobile ‘phone blog - www.librarymobiles.blogspot.com/ <br />

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