What are QR Codes?
A QR Code is a small square barcode readable by mobile phones and webcams. It can link to a website, an address or other contact info, a video, an animation or other web content.
Download a QR Reader
ScanLife is an easy-to-use QR reader that works with all major operating systems. From your mobile device, click on the link below to download the application.
Links to Explore
- Wikipedia Overview
- Kaywa QR Code Generatior: Try generating one with your website or contact info.
- Download a QR code reader for your mobile device. The ScanLife reader is compatible with all major operating systems. There are several iPhone apps for reading QR codes.
- Academic libraries are beginning to explore QR codes for outreach, as discussed by Robin Ashford in QR Codes and Academic Libraries.
- Some libraries are adding QR codes next to journals so patrons can go directly to publication websites. Here is one example from Fox University Libraries.
- QR Codes can connect to augmented reality examples. Here is a simple sun and moon made by Craig Kapp, a presenter at the 2010 New Media Consortium conference.
- A fun example is QR Wrapping paper that connects your gift to several dozen holiday videos to view on a mobile phone.
Our thanks to Jordan Mcclead from ISC Client Services for his assistance with this webpage. This page is online at http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops/qrcodes.html