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Kevin Campbell-Wright Scott Hibbe...
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QR Codes: What are they?
• QR (Quick Response Code) – A Two-Dimensional
bar code
• You can create text (250 char...
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A Brief History
• Originated in Japan in the 90s
where it was created by Toyota
subsidiary Denso-Wave
• Initiall...
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Common Applications
• Predominantly employed in marketing to promote
commercial products and services to mobile ...
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Challenges to using QR Codes
• Still relatively new concept for many libraries
• Increasing awareness of QR code...
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Some Practical Suggestions for Libraries
• Audio greeting messages at entry/exit points to the library
• Embed w...
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USEFUL LINKS
 Useful site to get a QR Code reader appropriate for your mobile device:
http://percentmobile.com/...
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A quick response to promoting library services - How you can use QR Codes

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The following presentation gives an overview of QR Codes and includes some suggestions on how they could be employed in a library context.

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A quick response to promoting library services - How you can use QR Codes

  1. 1. | slide 1 Click to edit Master title style Click to edit Master subtitle style | slide 1 Kevin Campbell-Wright Scott Hibberson E-Learning Advisor (ACL) E-Learning Advisor (LR) www.rsc-yh.ac.uk RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning A Quick Response To Promoting Library Services How You Can Use QR Codes
  2. 2. | slide 2 QR Codes: What are they? • QR (Quick Response Code) – A Two-Dimensional bar code • You can create text (250 characters), web links (URLs), Phone Numbers or SMS Messages (160 characters) • Can be scanned using any device with a camera and a QR Reading Application. Available for most SMART Phones, NOKIA & Sony Phone
  3. 3. | slide 3 A Brief History • Originated in Japan in the 90s where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave • Initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing • QR is the acronym for Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed
  4. 4. | slide 4 Common Applications • Predominantly employed in marketing to promote commercial products and services to mobile phone users • Many examples available on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/qrcodes)
  5. 5. | slide 5 Challenges to using QR Codes • Still relatively new concept for many libraries • Increasing awareness of QR codes • Carefully marketing services based on QR codes to our users • QR Readers differ between devices and applications • Digital Divide – not all users will have a QR Code reading mobile device
  6. 6. | slide 6 Some Practical Suggestions for Libraries • Audio greeting messages at entry/exit points to the library • Embed web links to the OPAC and other e-resources • Text based information with factual info – i.e. opening times, etc • Promote special events or embed as part of an active learning activity in an information lieracy session/library induction • Link to library presence on subject gateways and Social Media sites (i.e. Library Twitter feed, Facebook Library Group pages, etc) • Add vCard contact to the user's device for the enquiry desk (telephone numbers for renewals, email addresses, etc)
  7. 7. | slide 7 USEFUL LINKS  Useful site to get a QR Code reader appropriate for your mobile device: http://percentmobile.com/getqr  Walsh, Andrew (2009) Quick response codes and libraries. Library Hi Tech News, 26 (5/6). pp. 7-9. ISSN 0741-9058: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/5209/2/QRCODESWalsh.pdf  QR Code generator sites: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ and http://www.qrstuff.com/  Overview of how the University of Bath library is using QR Codes: http://www.bath.ac.uk/library/services/qrcode.html  Some examples of how QR Codes could be used on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/qrcodes

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