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QR Codes and Libraries – Presentation at LARC

by Joe Murphy Librarian on May 10th, 2011

I am presenting about QR Codes and their Library applications once again. This time for the Library Association of Rockland County, NY at their May 12 professional development conference.

In this event, I introduced QR codes and their uses, explained their roles and applications in library and information settings, and explored their applications to services and content.

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What are QR Codes?

This QR Code example is a link to this blog post

QR Codes are small barcodes that can be scanned with smart phones. You can embed customized information into a QR Code: including links, contact information, open text, and more. The benefit of QR Codes is that they allow your mobile device to serve as a bridge between the print/real world and the rich world on online data.

This QR Code contains my contact info

Think of QR Codes as simple ways to hyperlink reality. Advertisers use them to link from print or billboards to rich online multimedia. Libraries can use them to connect their shelves with electronic content or to bring signs to mobile patrons.

I use them on my Business cards

I really enjoyed speaking with librarians about QR Codes in Nanuet, NY!

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