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QR codes - Pinterest Board created for libraries and librarians by 23 Mobile Things

QR codes - Pinterest Board created for libraries and librarians by 23 Mobile Things | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"QR Codes ("Quick Reference" Codes) are essentially 2-dimensional barcodes. They can contain hundreds of times more data than conventional 1-dimensional barcodes. Initially created for use in the shipping industry, they are gaining popularity for marketing to people with smart-phones." Source: Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

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QR Codes in Libraries, via The Electric Silverfish

"This is a quick overview of the use of QR Codes in libraries; the potential and the pitfalls, as well as some personal observations…"

 

Uses, practical tips and valuable reading links.

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QR Codes Extend Library Programming | American Libraries Magazine

QR Codes Extend Library Programming | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Pikes Peak Library District found Delivr to be an ideal code management platform, with simple code creation for URLs and text, as well as integrated tracking. Not only is Delivr a free service, it also provides exceptional options that many other companies would charge for. For example, the campaign can be tested, evaluated, and revised, and the URL can be substituted without changing the QR code itself. Delivr’s tracking information provides the number of scans, the type of device used, and when and where the scan occurred. The service also allows users to link up to 4,000 characters of text and offers options to embed links, images, and videos."


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SABC Media Libraries: What do you do when you see a QR code?

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How to scan a QR code.

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QR Codes in Libraries - Slideshare

Slideshare: QR Codes: Applications Libraries

 

twitter: @weedog DRAFT Carol Walker eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology) (http://t.co/buQjNnKz QR codes in libraries...)...


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The Adventures of Library Girl: QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date, To Out of This World!

The Adventures of Library Girl: QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date, To Out of This World! | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The Adventures of Library Girl: QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date:

 

I've been using QR codes as a pre-reading activity: a way for students to learn more about a title before reading it, (by affixing QR codes to books that link to trailers, author interviews or other related information) or as a culminating activity (by affixing QR codes to books that link to student book reviews, glogs or other projects). With this project, however, I'm matching out of date titles from my collection with Social Studies classes that are studying the corresponding topics. As part of their coursework, students find or generate resources that provide more current details about the information in the book. QR codes linking to the new, better info are then peppered throughout the print title - strategically placed near and around suspect/out of date information. And viola! Just like that, my out of date dinosaur of a print resource is magically transformed into an up to date, interactive book!!"

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QR Code Treasure Hunt Brings Teens to Libraries

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By Sarah Rich:

"Chesterfield County, Va., libraries challenges teens to go on the iHunt."

 

"As a way to teach teens about library resources, the Chesterfield County, Va., public libraries gave them a challenge: Solve problems with the help of quick response (QR) codes.

At the Chesterfield County Public Library, QR codes were deemed a fitting technology to use for teaching teens information about the county libraries."

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Bibliotren Transforms Trains Into Virtual Libraries

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By CLEMENT ADAM:

"Travelers of the Catalan Government Railways (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) will have plenty to read over the coming months as the trains are turned into virtual libraries where 40 books are displayed on posters. After scanning a book’s QR code, travelers are enabled to read the first chapter of every book.

Read more: http://popupcity.net/2012/06/bibliotren-transforms-trains-into-virtual-libraries/#ixzz1xSw05t5D"

 

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QR Codes for Libraries and Education

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Dr Steve Matthews:

"In my June 16 Post Do-It-Yourself QR Codes, I simply posed some facts and fascinations about QR codes."

"I recently came across some seriously useful applications for QR codes in libraries and education"

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SABC Media Libraries: QR code for the SABC Media Library's blog

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How to create a QR code via The Daring Librarian & the SABC Media Library's first QR code for their blog on mobile.

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The Daring Librarian on QR Codes in the Classroom - Library 2.0

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Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian Thursday - 5pm EST, USA Library, School, or Organization Name:  Howard County Public Schools Area of the World from Which… (Nice RT @briankotts The Daring Librarian on QR Codes in the Classroom

"All about QR codes - what they are, how to make them, and how to use them in your school and classroom for engaging & exciting digital discoveries!

Key Words - web presence, social media, transliteracy, qr codes, scanner, smart phone, ipod touch"

 

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