QR codes – Thing 9 – some thoughts about the uses for radio archives

This week has been about Thing 9, QR codes of ANZ 23 Mobile Things.

I do not think we have seen the end of the uses of QR codes, and that it can be applied in so many different ways in the library and archive environments.

I was thinking about our own radio archive environment:

– How fantastic would it be to have a museum archive of some of our Radio Archives material, with QR codes pointing to some audio and sounds from the archives!

– To put up QR codes in our offices, pointing to blog posts about our collections and our archivists.

– To have QR codes pointing to our website and contact details in the reception area.

– To add QR codes to our archived formats, pointing to the meta data on our cataloguing systems.

– To make screencasts and video tutorials of how to for the radio archives.

We made a QR code for the SABC Media Libraries’ blog, but only as a type of experiment and to see how it works.

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I also made a Vine to test Screencasting earlier in ANZ 23 Mobile Things: Screencasting to use QR codes.

I do not think we have seen the end of QR codes and their uses yet!

In the meantime, I am overwhelmed by the New Librarianship Master Class open online course which started this week.

I love the material, and how it has opened up my eyes to the fact that we (as librarians/archivists/Information Professionals) are the masters of our own destinies!

Screencasting to use QR codes

I missed out on a day of blogging in June. This is a very difficult challenge to keep to.
So today I am doing two posts…

Screencasting is part of Thing 6 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things (http://anz23mobilethings.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/thing-6-youtube-screencasts/)

Wikipedia has the following definition for screencasting:

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot; whereas screenshot is a picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration.

I thought of using a Vine to do a screencast for using QR codes in the library.

(It needs a bit of practice, but Vine combined with screencasting has a lot of possibilities).

Last year we did a blog post about QR codes, and also used screen shots to demonstrate using QR codes.
What do you do when you see a QR code?