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  • 1.QR CODES in LIBRARIES
    Castleton State College
    June 17, 2011
    Karen McCalla
    Mill River Union School

2. The plan...
What are QR Codes and how do they work?
What can QR Codes do?
What should librarians know?
Sandbox time!
3. WHAT ARE QR CODES?
http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2010/12/qr-code-at-glance-comic-tutorial.html
4. WHAT ARE QR CODES?
WHAT IS THE INNOVATION ABOUT?
Linear
MaximumCapacity:20 digits
Source: http://www.jennerations.co.uk/foxandgoose/adobedocs/technical%20docs/What%20are%20barcodes.pdf
5. WHAT ARE QR CODES?
WHAT IS THE INNOVATION ABOUT?
6. WHAT ARE QR CODES?
HOW DO QR CODES STORE INFORMATION?
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:QR_Code_Structure_Example.svg
7. MAKING TAGS
START WITH A QR CODE GENERATOR
Google URL Shortener: http://goo.gl/ + .qr (allows you to monitor analytics)
http://delivr.com/ (preformatted flyers - take seconds to create)
http://invx.com/
http://goqr.me/
http://www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-generator/
http://www.qrstuff.com/(pick a color to customize your code)
http://qrcode.kaywa.com(choose a size for your finished code)
SAVE THE QR CODE AS AN IMAGE
USE IT IN WHATEVER DOCUMENT, POSTER, FLYER, BOOKMARK, STICKER OR TATTOO YOURE CREATING
8. MAKING TAGS
9. USING TAGS
Instant Decoding
Snap a
Picture
Position it
A Mobile Device with a Camera,
QR Code Reading Software
and Internet Access
Image Courtesy of RenataCurty, http://www.slideshare.net/recurty/qr-codes-libraries-i-schoolfall2010
10. QR CODE APPLICATIONS
11. QR CODE APPLICATIONS
Want to check inside?
Want more Information about where your food comes from?
Want to check the evaluations or reviews about a restaurant?
Locate yourself!
12. QR CODES IN LIBRARIES
Libraries?
SURE!
Technology to inform
13. QR CODES IN LIBRARIES

  • Mobile technology can enhance student learning, and its something students want!

14. 65-70% Mill River students have mobile devices capable of getting to the web, according to my very unsophisticated surveying 15. Speak Up 2010-11 Data nationwide, 44% of students in grades 9-12 have smart phones 16. not impacted by socio-economic indicators (urban vs. rural, Title 1 or Free and Reduced Lunch) 17. Research by Ball State Universitys Institute for Mobile Media Research indicates that the use of cell phones is nearly universal on college campuses 99.8 % 18. 49 % of college students use a smart phoneMore at:http://www.bsudailynews.com/ball-state-study-shows-college-students-smartphone-usage-rising-1.2275899
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22. QR CODES IN LIBRARIES
Microsofts Tag works much the same way as a QR Code, but Microsofts proprietary software is necessary to create and decode the tags
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24. QR CODES IN LIBRARIES

  • Provide point-of-use instruction at point-of-need locations.

25. Link to book trailers or read-alikes right from the book itself. 26. Post QR codes by study rooms. Students would be able to check the availability of a study room, and then bookit from their mobile device. 27. QR codes in the stacks could bring up a list of pathfinders on topics related to books in the call number range area. 28. QR codes in the stacks could show where the ebooks would be on the shelves. 29. QR codes in catalog systems to allow patrons to snap and save books of interest.