Enhancing The Library Through QR Codes

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Enhancing The Library Through QR Codes

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  2. 2. Enhancing The LibraryExperience Through QR Codes Sarah R. Mangrum Circulation/Reserves Supervisor Jennifer Crawley Library Integrated Systems Administrator
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. What can be embedded? Text Website URL Telephone number Email Address Google Map Location YouTube Video Social Media
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Benefits of Using QR Codes Convenient FREE Eco Friendly Enhances Technology Instant Information delivery Amplifies user experience
  7. 7. 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

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