QR (Quick Reference) codes are becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives. Look around you – even here in the Library. QR codes allow libraries to extend themselves into non-traditional locations with minimal capital outlay. They broaden a user’s information – gathering capabilities.
Did you know that QR codes were developed by a subsidiary of Toyota in Japan in 1994? – to track parts for the auto industry. While pervasive in Japan for many years, they have just recently become more prevalent in the United States.
QR codes automate information retrieval, bridging the physical world to online resources.
QR codes increase information discovery, provide community touch points…
and add value to the user’s experience.