Thursday, August 13, 2009

One Small Step...

Sacramento Public Library has "gone live" with our first application of QR codes! This is a small one but I'm excited nonetheless because of the great potential that QR codes have in improving our services. On our library blog, Grand Central, we now have a QR code posted in the sidebar that, when scanned, will load the contact information for our SMS reference service directly into the user's phone. Pretty cool! And thanks both to Megan Wong and Ann Owens for helping move us forward with this technology!

Here is the screenshot:





2 comments:

Ryan McBurney said...

A great strategy by the Sacramento Library!. They are absolutely right when they say that QR codes have great potential to improve their services. QR codes are on the rise, and placing them on the library blog is one of many creative ways to use this technology. These barcodes are the best way to add interactivity to any offline media. They are great for any advertisers, marketers, historians, tour guides, etc. The possibilities are endless! The Sacramento Library deserves a lot of credit for being at the forefront of this exciting technology. If you are interested and want to learn more about Qr codes check out www.mobilediscovery.com.

Megan said...

Touche Ryan! SPL also put the QR code on our site:

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