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Twitter as a resource (for questions about QR codes)

TechBits QR code Today I was reading more about QR codes, lamenting the fact that my phone is just a phone and can't take advantage of all these new barcode-scanning technologies, and wondering:

1)  Do people actually use QR codes?
2)  Are libraries using QR codes?

I logged on to Twitter and tweeted about this:


I received a speedy response from a librarian at a University library in Ohio, complete with a link to a page on their website with details about how they're using QR codes. The webpage includes a video they created showing users how to use QR codes and which shows one of the QR code posters found in the library. She also gave me contact info for the person who implemented them for my questions about whether their customers are actually using the QR codes and how much people were asking about them.

Awesome Twitter experience!

For those interested in how other libraries are using QR codes, here are a few links:


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Hi Kerri - I'm using QR Codes in my LibGuides, have one posted on my office door, and have a couple of them in our library blog http://albertsonslibrary.blogspot.com/2010/05/ask-away-help-via-text-message.html . I'm also interested in seeing how other libraries use them so I appreciate you posting the links above.

twitter: m3mo

If you go to the OverDrive Media Console download page, you can install the mobile version on Android and BlackBerry phones using QR codes.

Thanks, Memo and Sarah, for the great information!

I'm very interested to see how the use of QR codes develops both in the U.S. and (more specifically) in libraries... if things take off, I may just have to take the leap and upgrade my phone to more modern technology! :)

Just ran across a video by Skokie Public Library about their use of QR codes -- good stuff!


More QR code discussion taking place at http://twitter.com/htomren -- which I heard about, ironically, because it came through Google Reader in The Shifted Librarian's lifestream, http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2010/06/03/june-3rd-stream.html.

Sorry, I botched The Shifted Librarian link (this one should work): http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2010/06/03/june-3rd-stream.html

Everything you ever wanted to know about QR codes and libraries: http://notionsark.pbworks.com/QR-Codes-and-Libraries

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