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QR codes in the library

Bruce E. Massis (Columbus State Community College Educational Resources Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 4 October 2011



The purpose of this column is to examine the use of quick response (QR) codes in libraries and the variety of uses suggest specific uses of this motivating technology for libraries to enhance their own offerings to users with greater potential and possibilities.


The paper takes the form of a literature review and commentary on this topic that has been addressed by colleague institutions.


QR codes are being used in libraries in numerous and creative ways.


The value in addressing this issue is to examine the methods by which libraries are using these codes to address information enhancements regarding available services.



Massis, B.E. (2011), "QR codes in the library", New Library World, Vol. 112 No. 9/10, pp. 466-469.



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