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QR Codes

Read all about QR Codes! What they are, how they work, and how you can create your own.

Recommended links

Links to websites featuring QR codes and augmented reality (AR) use in a variety of settings, including business and marketing, awareness campaigns, education, real estate, and more.

Information about QR codes, and how libraries can utilize this medium, can be found in Robin Ashford's article in College & Research Libraries News, November 2010 issue.

I also wrote an article for The Idaho Librarian titled, "The Quick Response (QR) Code: Graphic Potential for Libraries"


Bar code to 2D Code

"QR Code is a kind of 2-D (two-dimensional) symbology developed by Denso Wave (a division of Denso Corporation at the time) and released in 1994 with the primary aim of being a symbol that is easily interpreted by scanner equipment." 

The #qrcode Daily

An aggregation of websites, photos, and videos of news & information about QR codes, updated daily.

The List of Massive Brands Using QR Codes

Many people are asking if 2010 will be the year of QR Codes. We think the answer is a resounding "YES!" But you might think we're biased because we live and breathe QR Codes. So please don't take our word for it.

Top 150 ‘Must Read’ Quick Response (QR) Code Stories of 2010

Reading these Top 150 stories will help you and your team think of great ideas to leverage scan codes; learn best practices and help you avoid making the same embarrassing and costly mistakes of companies that have already started engaging and activating their audience by leveraging 2D scan codes and the mobile Internet on smartphones in the US: an estimated 160 million smartphones by 2013, according to the Yankee Group.


QPC's Articulated Naturality Web looks to one up augmented reality

engadget's article on firm QPC and their "World Articulated Naturality" video, from the World Economic Forum's 4th Annual Meeting.


SLARToolkit - Silverlight Augmented Reality

SLARToolkit is a flexible Augmented Reality library for Silverlight with the aim to make real time Augmented Reality applications with Silverlight as easy and fast as possible.


ARToolKit is a software library for building Augmented Reality (AR) applications. ARToolKit is made available freely for non-commercial use under the GNU General Public License.