AULIC New Tech Event 21 June 2010


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  • AULIC New Tech Event 21 June 2010

    1. 1. QR Codes and their application in libraries AULIC New Technologies 21 st June, 2009 Andy Ramsden Head of e-Learning University of Bath eatbath-present andyramsden URL
    2. 2. aims <ul><li>Introduce you to QR Codes </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate some of their uses within the Library (and other services) at the University of Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Start to get you to think about how they might be used within your library context </li></ul>
    3. 3. across to you <ul><li>Who has scanned a QR Code on their phone? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has created a QR Code? </li></ul>
    4. 4. what is a QR code? A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The &quot;QR&quot; is derived from &quot;Quick Response&quot;, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. <ul><li>An ever increasing number of tasks can be achieved using a QR code. The core ones are, </li></ul><ul><li>Link to web site </li></ul><ul><li>Send an sms to a phone </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer a phone number </li></ul><ul><li>Provide more text </li></ul> A QR Code effectively and efficiently connects the physical world to the electronic on your mobile phone. URL
    5. 5. what is involved? <ul><li>QR Code Generator </li></ul><ul><li>A task / activity which is appropriate for a small screen device </li></ul><ul><li>Camera phone </li></ul><ul><li>Good connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>QR Code Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul>A QR Code Reader A QR Code Generator The following example, illustrates scanning a QR Code, adding it to your favourites and accessing the web site:
    6. 6. QR Codes & the Library QR Codes only QR Codes with other tools e-Admin e-Learning Subscription to a rss news feed Within library catalogue ? Campus / Library Inductions vCard / Office Hours Improving feedback
    7. 7. getting in contact
    8. 8. improving the feedback loop <ul><li>Contact details of the author(s) </li></ul><ul><li>name, email, phone number </li></ul>Visit their blog and leave a comment, and/or read comments left by other people URL TXT Text comments about the poster to their mobile phone (or text service) SMS URL Use QR Codes to improve the feedback loop through reducing the barriers involved in a person commenting on a poster or exhibit. Use of the QR Code facilitates the effective completion of the task on a phone.
    9. 9. integration into the catalogue URL
    10. 10. subscribing to news feeds PACs&images=yes
    11. 11. connecting the physical and the virtual
    12. 12. QR Code based learning activity <ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Findings </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    13. 13. let many flowers bloom Aims In groups (no more than 3 people), work up an authentic scenario (or user story) where you are using QR Codes in your library. Write this on a piece of A4 paper, and hand in at the end Outcomes
    14. 14. are students aware of QR Codes? <ul><li>Do you know what a QR Code is? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes: 39.8% (increase from 13.8% in 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have you accessed a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes: 9.6%(increased from 2.2% in 2008) </li></ul></ul>n = 2765
    15. 15. some barriers to use skill sets ... time for training
    16. 16. thank you & questions Andy Ramsden [email_address] eatbath-present andyramsden URL