Quick Response Code Applications in Library and Information Centers

authors:

avatar Firoozeh Zare Farashbandi 1 , avatar Nayere Sadat Soleimanzade Najafi 2 , *

Assistant Professor of Library and Medical Information Services, Department of Library and Medical Information Services, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Library and Medical Information Services, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

how to cite: Zare Farashbandi F, Soleimanzade Najafi N S. Quick Response Code Applications in Library and Information Centers. Jentashapir J Cell Mol Biol. 2014;5(2):e94071.

Abstract

Barcode is a graphical representation of data on a surfacethat can be read by a machine. Unlike old barcodes, matrix barcodes can store all kind of information in a 2- dimensional pattern. Recently, installing barcode reader applications on mobile phones, has enabled them to read barcodes. Quick Response Code is a two dimensional barcode with several features, it can be scanned and transferred by a smart phone, log in users to a website, start a phone call, and confirm a library card. These codes can be used in libraries as paper-free labels, library ID cards, and for acquiring information from a librarian, library instruction, and also for marketing. The current paper, which applies library study for gathering data, is a review of QR code development history, its structure, capabilities, benefits, challenges and its applications in library and information centers.

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