A Quick Response Code, or QR code, is somewhat like a regular barcode you see on everyday items that you buy at the store. Only, instead of a row of vertical lines, it’s a black and white square.
How is the Library using QR codes?
We're using QR codes to enhance your experience at our locations and in our website. You'll find QR codes on event posters that you can scan to add the date to your calendar. Other QR codes will contain a location's address that can be sent directly to your phone's map.
You'll need a QR reader to be able to scan the QR codes you see around the Library and on ocls.info. The following are free QR readers:
Barcode Scanner Available through Android Market, this app does more than just scan QR codes, it also scans the barcodes of products like CDs and books for comparable prices and reviews as listed in Google.
Barcodes Scan QR codes with this iPhone app and open links, call telephone numbers, add business information to your contacts. Scan images from your camera or your photo library.
BeeTagg Multicode Reader
Supported on many devices, including Blackberry, this app reads QR codes, BeeTagg codes, and Datamatrix.
i-nigma App Scan a barcode using your iPhone's camera and i-nigma will display the code's content or connect to the content directly.
NeoReader App Use this mobile app to turn your phone's camera into a barcode scanner. Compatible with many different handset manufacturers including Apple, BlackBerry, Motorola, Palm, SonyEricsson, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens, and T-Mobile.
QR App Touted as the first free iPhone app that auto-scans QR codes in real-time, this app makes scanning codes simple. Just point your phone's camera toward the code and before you know it, you've reached your destination.
QR Scanner App This app is recommended for iPhones with auto focus cameras. Just point your camera at the QR code and readily access the code's content.
ScanLife App This app is supported on a variety of manufacturers, including Apple, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, RIM BlackBerry, T-Mobile, Verizon, and more.