January 27, 2022

New: Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries (Full Text, Free)

Written and edited by members of IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section. There is no charge to access/download the complete guide. Title Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries 30 pages; PDF. Authors Sharon Johnson, with Ole Gunnar Evensen, Julia Gelfand, Glenda Lammers, Lynn Sipe and Nadia Zilpe Edited by members of […]

Reference: New Report: The State of World Population 2011 (World Population Tops 7 Billion)

From Summary/News Release: In five days, world population is projected to reach 7 billion. How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future or one that is marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks, according to The State of World Population 2011 report, published today by UNFPA, the […]

A Public Library In Indiana Adds Microsoft Tags To About 20,000 Bibliographic Records

The tagging was done at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library using Microsoft Tags (similar to QR codes). Here’s one small portion of an email interview by Microsoft’s Holly Richmond with EVPL Library Webmaster Josh Weiland and Community Relations & Development Officer Amy Mangold. The interview appears on the Microsoft Tag Blog. Tag (Holly Richmond): It […]

"QR codes: Black-and-White Quick Response Codes are Becoming Hot" (Libraries are Mentioned)

An article by Becky Yerak appearing in the Chicago Tribune offers several examples of QR Codes being used in a variety of locations including libraries. The Chicago-based Public Library Association last month held its first QR-codes webinar, and more than 200 industry practitioners nationwide listened in. Now “we’re getting requests to do a second webinar so […]

Issue #13 of The Code4Lib Journal Now Online

Several articles in this issue focus on library use of mobile technologies. Direct to the Complete Table of Contents Here are direct links to four articles. Three dealing with mobile and the fourth about archiving web material using the the Memento protocol. Memento is an award winning “technical framework” that can help make finding and […]

You Can Now Genetate QR Codes Using Wolfram|Alpha

          Wolfram|Alpha has made the announcement earlier today they’ve added a QR code generator to their database service. Yet another service that makes W|A a resource that should always be considered to provide answers (not links) to a variety of questions and other info needs. Each code can have up to  […]

Major Retailers Using/Educating Consumers On the Use of QR Codes

From AdAge: Thanks to prominent endorsements from Target, Best Buy, Macy’s and Post Cereals, that day might finally be nearing. Those marketers are placing the codes in front of a broad swath of consumers, while the likes of Home Depot, Visit St. Pete-Clearwater (Fla.) and even real-estate agents are using the codes on plant tags, […]

QR Code News Roundup: Don't Scan, Zoove?; QR Usage by Teens; QR Hype Cycle

1. “Finally, A Smart Alternative To Those Goofy Mobile Barcodes” (by Dan Frommer, Silicon Alley Insider) Nothing to install or scan just text a few numbers. The pros and cons of Zoove. ||| A Few Zoove Demos. 2. “Many teenagers are clueless about QR Codes. Can they ever really take off? (by Martin Bryant, The […]

QR Codes: "Classic Literature Serialized Through Mobile Tags"

From a PSFK Post: Imagine every single book ever written being translated into a series of QR codes that would allow users to immediately download the stories to their devices in 800 word segments. That is exactly what Books2Barcodes, an initiative created by humor blog Wonder Tonic, plans to do. Beginning with several classics which […]