Point and shoot: Extending your reach with QR codes

Karen Sorensen, Nancy R. Glassman

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In the past few years, two-dimensional barcodes, including QR codes, have become commonplace. Businesses have embraced them as an easy way to provide information, including links to websites, videos, and contact information, to customers. Users can easily capture QR codes with a camera-equipped smartphone and a low-cost or free code-reader app. There are many easy and free resources for creating QR codes. Librarians are experimenting with creative ways to use QR codes to reach out to patrons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-293
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011


  • Matrix barcode
  • Mobile tagging
  • QR codes
  • Quick response codes
  • Smartphones
  • Two-dimensional barcodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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