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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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Digital Library at Bucharest Metro Station - QR codes

Digital Library at Bucharest Metro Station - QR codes | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Just scan the QR code to read the book!" 

 

Fantastic!

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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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Florida libraries adopt QR codes to offer free music and books - QR Code Press

Florida libraries adopt QR codes to offer free music and books - QR Code Press | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Broward County Library FL using QR codes to promote  and access OverDrive and Freegal Music

-- spotted by @johnfoleyjr 

 

 Written by John Montgallo

"QR codes may help drive traffic to local libraries:

County officials believe that this initiative will be successful and help consumers grow more attached to local libraries. The services will be available at all hours of the day, even when libraries are closed. Those using the OverDrive application will be able to download books and music while at home instead of having to make a trip to local libraries. These consumers will still have the opportunity to find and scan QR codes as a way to gain access to digital content.

Broward County is not alone in its adoption of QR codes. Palm Beach County has also begun offering downloadable e-books via QR codes. The county does not have any intention of joining the Freegal Music Service at this time, however."


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BeerBrarian: A Modest Defense of QR Codes in the Library

BeerBrarian: A Modest Defense of QR Codes in the Library | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"At my place of work, QR codes work.

We have limited goals for them, and they suffice. And we're not alone. There's a wiki page devoted to using QR codes in library settings, mentioning what works, and what does.

Our most popular library blog post achieved that distinction almost solely because I papered the campus with these flyers on January 17th, 2012. There were 80 views via the QR coded embedded on the flyer, far more than the results for the traditional way of viewing the blog, via a browser and mouse click. All that in 48 hours, on a campus with a full-time enrollment of 2400 students. In part, this is a function of our user population. Many, if not most, do not own a computer, or have internet access, but many, if not most, own a smartphone. In sum, we know our audience and we have limited aims for how we use QR codes."

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

SABC Media Libraries: What do you do when you see a QR code? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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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Will augmented reality app Blippar kill off QR Codes? CEO Rish Mitra tells all | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Will augmented reality app Blippar kill off QR Codes? CEO Rish Mitra tells all | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Richard Branson, Justin Bieber, Cadburys and Wrigley’s are already fans. Have you Blipped yet?

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I can already see the impact of this being used in libraries > Books, spaces, e-content and services being made blippable!

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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

Bibliotren Transforms Trains Into Virtual Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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"

 

Great use of QR codes for libraries!

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