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What is a QR code?

Answered By: Alex McIlroy
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2015     Views: 6

A QR code or Quick Response code is a matrix barcode readable by most smartphones or QR reading devices. The barcode links to a webpage or document, or allows you to send an email or SMS message. Once you install a QR code reader application on your phone, it will read the code and convert it to a URL so that you are directed to the relevant information source.

QR codes can be found across the Library, on library documentation and in QCat Library Catalogue. By scanning the QR codes in item records in the library catalogue, you can link directly to the URL of a book, ebook, journal, ejournal or database on the catalogue in order to view the item details. You may find this more convenient than manually recording URLs or noting item details.

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