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An Infopeople Webinar

QR codes (quick response codes) have been around for almost two decades now and libraries are beginning to use them to reach out and provide information and services. They are an excellent and inexpensive way for libraries to move their content and services out into busy public spaces, such as transportation hubs, mass transit vehicles and other local cultural and social institutions.

During this webinar we will explore current and potential uses of QR codes in libraries of all types while using the real-world experiences at the Contra Costa County Library as the primary examples and case studies. We will cover the:

  • "Snap and Go" and "Discover and Go" projects
  • Emerging best practices for QR Codes in libraries
  • Limitations, problems and professional backlash to their use.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, the third of a four-part series, participants will understand:

  • The origins, purpose, and various uses worldwide of QR codes.
  • Technical requirements and best practices for generating and using QR codes.
  • The current and potential uses of QR codes in libraries.
  • How QR codes fit into the broader mobile revolution.
  • How libraries are using QR codes effectively.

This webinar will be of interest to administrators, and library and IT staff in all types of libraries interested in using QR codes to advance the library's mission.

Series Infomation

This is the third in a four-part series on the Mobile Revolution and Libraries. Links to the archives of the previous webinars will be found at:

Webinar 1: The Mobile Revolution and Libraries Sep 27, 2012.
Webinar 2: Text a Librarian Nov 15, 2012.
Webinar 3: QR Codes Jan 17, 2013.
Webinar 4: Mobile Website Design Mar 14, 2013.

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Presentation Material

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Chat: pdf [75kb]