November 11

QR Codes

Maybe you have been seeing a few of these codes around in magazines, websites or billboards.

QR (Quick Response) codes are similar to bar codes that can be scanned by ipods, iphones and smartphones. They contain images, links to websites or text messages. As more and more people use smartphones, QR codes have become the easy way to link to internet content while out and about.

For example this code in the library, links to the OPAC, or Library Search. Students can use their mobile device to find books and DVDs.

You will need to download a free QR code scanner app from App Store or Marketplace. Open your app then, just like taking a photo, hold the screen over the QR code, and you will be taken to the image, message or webpage connected to the code.

Try making your own QR code!  Google or Kaywa both have generators that you can use.

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