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QR Codes

With Sacramento Public Library trying out the new QR codes, it’s time to get a briefing.
Gary Price at ResourceShelf points to this one from UKOLN that seems quite useful:
New Technology Primer: An Introduction to QR Codes (Briefing 61)
“Quick Response (QR) codes are two-dimensional barcodes (matrix codes) that allow their contents to be decoded at high speed. They were created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994 and have been primarily used for tracking purposes but have only recently filtered into mainstream use with the creations of applications that allow them to be read by mobile phone cameras.”
QR codes are very interesting. I certainly see them on my iPhone versions of my plane tickets. They’re the right size and shape for phone screens. We’ll be interested to see how these develop.

Posted on: August 18, 2009, 11:39 am Category: Uncategorized