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What is a QR Code?
What is a QR Code?
QR stands for Quick Response. If you have a smartphone, iPad2, or tablet computer with a webcam, a QR code is a quick, accurate way to input a web address or phone number using the device's camera - without having to type anything. If you want to provide additional information for your audience, you can't put a clickable hyperlink on a poster, a sheet of paper, or a business card, but you can provide the convenience of a QR code.
How do I use QR Codes?
Using a QR Code reader on your smartphone, you simply take a picture of the QR code. The reader then redirects you to a web page or some other resource on the internet. Depending on the QR code you find in the library, it could:
- Take you to a web page with text and pictures
- Provide you with a phone number and dial the call
- Show you a floorplan or directory
- Play a video or audio file
- Take you to an online index for a magazine or journal
- Show you more information about a resource
- Provide help for using a piece of equipment in the library
- Take you to a poll or survey
Do you need a QR code reader for your smartphone or tablet?
Many phones come with QR readers installed. If yours does not have one, search for “QR reader” in your device's app store. Here are some common QR code readers:
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Using QR Codes: Ideas and a Book or Two
QR Codes Kill Kittens by Easy to digest tips and tools on how not to run a business Experts are constantly telling us what we need to be doing to improve our businesses. Hundreds of books in the market are filled with advice from these experts. But how can you filter out all of the bad advice, misinformation, and misuse of business tools that is out there? None of us needs another list of what we should be doing. QR Codes Kill Kittens tells you what not to do. Easy to digest, easy to avoid. The book is separated into several sections, and each will include a story related to the topic in addition to tips and explanations on what not to do. Includes real-life examples along with tips and guidance on experts, human resources, marketing/branding, networking (in person and online), public relations, and customer service Written by Scott Stratten, author of UnMarketing and the President of UnMarketing.com, a company that combines efforts in viral, social, and authentic marketing; he has appeared on Mashable.com and CNN.com, and in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fast Company It doesn't do you any good to do a few things right and a lot of things wrong. Find out what not to do. If reading this book saves just one kitten's life, it's worth it.
Publication Date: 2013-10-07