Andrew M. Wilson
Access Services Librarian
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library of the Harvard College Library
Harvard Library Lab
Harvard DASH Repository
Note: This article is also forthcoming in the Journal of Access Services
The literature is filled with potential uses for Quick Response (QR) codes in the library setting, but few library QR code projects have publicized usage statistics. A pilot project carried out in the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library of the Harvard College Library sought to determine whether library patrons actually understand and use QR codes. Results and analysis of the pilot project are provided, attempting to answer the question as to whether QR codes are worth the effort for libraries.
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