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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

QR Codes – What are they?

Have you heard of QR codes yet? 

They look like this:

They come to us from Japan where they are very common. QR is short for Quick Response (they can be read quickly by a smart phone or ipad). They are used to take a piece of information from a transitory media and put it in to your smart phone. You may see QR Codes in a magazine advert, on a billboard, a web page or even on a shop window. Once it is in your smart phone, it may give you details about that business, or details about events, show you a URL which you can click to see a trailer for a movie.

In the Library you may find QR codes inside the back cover of some of our books. These will link you to a URL that provides additional information about the book,  or maybe the author’s website, or a book trailer. 

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November 15, 2012 - Posted by | Authors, Book Talk |

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