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QR Codes and how to use them with your mobile device
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2014 URL: http://libguides.nps.edu/qr Print Guide RSS Updates
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What is a QR Code?

A QR (Quick Response) Code  is a special barcode that is read by QR readers and camera phones.  To access the information behind a QR code, download a QR reader app onto your smartphone, and then scan the barcode to capture additional data, such as a URL. [as defined by the US State Dept]

QR Code for http://mdkl.nps.edu/qr/home

Try scanning this QR code for the Dudley Knox Library (DKL) mobile website

 

QR Code Apps

Use a QR Code scanner app on your mobile device to read QR codes anywhere.

Suggested Apps:

iPhone | Blackberry | Android | Windows

 

QR Codes on Desktop

For those who don’t have a QR Code reading portable device (ie – cameraphone with app). You can make use of your computer’s webcam to scan a QR Code via MiniQR Reader website


Here is a quick how-to tutorial

 

Creating QR Codes

If you want to create your own QR Codes for URLs / contact details / SMS (text message) / geolocation these are some recommended free tools:

  • Kaywa - clean, simple, and easy
  • miniqr - neat bookmarklet to create a QR Code from the current page in your web browser
  • XZing - opensource project. Test the more complicated options on multiple devices before deploying the code.
  • QRstuff - Design options to personalize your code (color, output type)
 

QR Code Comic

QR Codes At a Glance Comic (by theDaringLibrarian.com)

Great tutorial from TheDaringLibrarian.com

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