While curled up with the latest issue of Law Library Journal, my eye was drawn to the funny looking graphic on page 153. I had seen it before. It looked like this:
The graphic is of a Quick Response (QR) code and such codes and their promise to enhance library services was the basis of a great article by Darla Jackson on using these codes in law libraries.
I had first seen this graphic on the CALI web site. CALI is creating the codes for library use as part of a project called LibTours. Each code provides a brief 2-3 minute description of specific resources, such as the CFR, Uniform and Model Laws, and Study Aids. According to CALI, they are looking for volunteers to write scripts to further develop this project.
While what CALI is doing, Jackson’s article proposes additional uses for the codes which has me excited about implementing QR codes in my library.
So I wonder, are any of you also currently using QR codes in your library or have plans to use them at some point in the future? If so, let’s talk about it.