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QR Code

QR Code from Directions Page URL The graphic element to the left is an example of QR 2d code. You will notice these codes on signs and posters throughout the library.
A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" stands for "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.

QR Codes can store addresses, telephone numbers, URLs, and other information. The one on this page contains the URL for our Directions page.
They can appear on signs, business cards, or in other locations. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the QR Code causing the phone's browser to launch and redirect to the programmed URL. The reason why they are more useful than a standard barcode is that they can store (and digitally present) much more data, including url links, geo coordinates, and text. The other key feature of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them, cell phones can scan and read them.

Users can also generate and print their own QR Code for others to scan and use by visiting one of several free QR Code generating sites.

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Revised: 08/31/2016

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