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QR codes and their application in libraries

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QR codes and their application in libraries

  1. 1. 1.A basic definition 1.A History of QR codes 2.How to make a very basic QR code 3.QR codes in the library
  2. 2. A BASIC DEFINITION QR just means Quick Response. A QR code is basically just a barcode like the ones on everyday grocery products, only better. The exception being that you can link information, and different types of it that you choose, to the code.
  3. 3. http://www.librarystudies.sit.edu.au/
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  9. 9. And this too To be clear, once you scan the QR code in, if using a mobile device, it goes into the history folder on the App.
  10. 10. The fun just never stops
  11. 11. A S H O R T H I S T O RY O F T H E C O D E The QR code was invented in Japan by Toyota's subsidiary, Denso Wave, in 1994. Its purpose was to track vehicles during manufacture. Accordingly, it was designed to allow high-speed component scanning. Today, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes in the world.
  12. 12. Procedurally speaking… Making a very basic QR code 1. Do an Internet search for a “QR code generator”. There are plenty of them on the Internet. 2. Open “QR stuff” and paste in a URL. 3. If you want to you can select the colour of your code. Then hit download. 4. Once you see your code you can then copy and paste it.
  13. 13. Some added information Making a very basic QR code There are many types of QR code readers on the Internet. For instance, some allow you to make a voice code and some allow you to add a groovy design, such as that with the penguin on it. If you download a QR code reader app on to your handheld device it will usually allow you to create codes on your device.
  14. 14. QR CODES IN THE LIBRARY QR codes can be very useful in libraries
  15. 15. QR CODES IN THE LIBRARY A list of possible uses  Provision of desired text, such as information about a section of the library, links to websites, such as the library catalogue or home page, and information about the DVD section and various displays around the library.  Placing QR codes in the front of fiction books, with a link to book trailers, the author’s website and/or biography.
  16. 16. QR CODES IN THE LIBRARY A list of possible uses Provision of information about major room/learning spaces, such as usage policies and a list of the equipment in the space. Enabling teachers and students to see in real time if, and when, each space is booked. Incorporating QR codes into weekly newsletters, with links, for parents to find further information on the library homepage or relevant websites.
  17. 17. Most Importantly… QR Codes involve more work and technology. This requires a commitment on the part of the librarian(s) and library staff to using technology, creating and displaying QR codes in the library. The QR codes in the library must be displayed prominently where patrons can see them. If they cannot see or find them then they cannot access them. Many patrons are keen to make QR codes and access those in the library but do not know how to. Accordingly, education is the key.
  18. 18. MORE INFORMATION PLEASE Do a search in Slideshare using a phrase, such as qr codes and libraries or just look at those following this presentation. Click on the Denso Wave link in the following slide. Talk to the IT librarian at the Ultimo college of TAFE.
  19. 19. References  Slide 8 – “Smiley.” Retrieved 3 October, 2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiley.  Slide 13 - Denso Wave. “History of QR code.” Retrieved 3 October from http://www.qrcode.com/en/history/ .  Slide 17 – Keen, Narelle. “QR codes and ipads in the library.” SCIS connections, Issue 81. 2012. Retrieved 1 October, 2013 from: http://bit.ly/1eABX0N  Slide 18 – Feighan, David. “QR codes, linking print and online collections.” SCIS connections, Issue 84. 2013. Retrieved 1 October, 2013 from: http://bit.ly/1d71YqL .
  20. 20. Contact Me I f you liked this presentation, just wanted to want to make a comment about something or ask a question please scan the code below for contact details. I am looking for work as a Librarian. So, if you feel I am the man for you email or phone me using the contact details below. I am an accredited English and History teacher and have a masters in Teacher Librarianship. Geoffrey Lowe Phone: 0418 903699 Email: glowe2145@gmail.com http://teacherlibrarianportfolio.blogspot.co m.au/

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