Enhancing The LibraryExperience Through QR Codes Sarah R. Mangrum Circulation/Reserves Supervisor Jennifer Crawley Library Integrated Systems Administrator
What is QR Code??QR or Quick Response Codes are two dimensional barcodesthat are read by scanner enabled smart phones. QR Codesconnect the user to specific content embedded in the code. These codes can contain text, web pages, audio, video, phone numbers, and even GPS coordinates.
What can be embedded? Text Website URL Telephone number Email Address Google Map Location YouTube Video Social Media
Vs.- Requires special scanner - Can be read by any smart to read barcodes phone with a barcode scanner- Expensive - FREE- Limited data storage : - Expanded Data storage: characters and numbers only urls, media, GPS cordinates
Benefits of Using QR Codes Convenient FREE Eco Friendly Enhances Technology Instant Information delivery Amplifies user experience
QR Code Resources QR Code Readers http://www.708media.com/qrcode/qr-code-readers-iphone-android-blackberry- windows-phone-7/ QR Code Generators http://www.708media.com/qrcode/a-list-qr-code-generators/ University Libraries QR Code FAQ Page http://www.lib.usm.edu/help/how_do_i_faq/help_faq/what_are_qr_codes.html Articles about QR codes in libraries http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/10/526.full http://musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.com/2010/02/qr-codes-for-libraries- some-thoughts.html