Cell phones are becoming an important aspect of our lives. The comfort and convenience they provide certainly made our lives much easier than ever before. Two brilliant features found in modern cell phones are: the integration of digital cameras and the ability to access the Internet anytime and anywhere, thus, enabling us to seek information when we need it. Nowadays, the built-in digital camera found in cell phones and Internet access can be consolidated to provide a new dimension of information seeking. A user having a camera phone equipped with the correct reader software can scan a two-dimensional (2D) barcode and decode it to launch and redirect a phone’s browser to an embedded URL or to resolve text embedded in the scanned barcode. The benefit of such a feature in modern mobile phones can be further extended to provide effective and potential library services to a new generation students. Offering mobile services has increased the physical use of the library and improves the use of reading material using a technological reference.
With all traditional services like reprography, WebOPAC, Current Awareness Service (CAS), Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) etc KRRC Library uses QR codes to enhance the library experience of the students by providing interactivity and flexibility.
Wi-Fi NetworkLibrary had created QR Codes that contain Wi-Fi network credentials pasted near to the library (3rd Floor, B-wing). After scanning, smart phones will connect automatically.
Web OPACLibrary uses QR Codes on end stacks to lead users to the WebOPAC. After scanning, smart phones will connect automatically to WebOPAC.
New ArrivalLibrary uses QR Codes to direct users toward the New Arrival list. After scanning, smart phones will connect automatically to links given at the website
Question PapersLibrary had created QR Codes that contain links of question papers stored in the Institutional Repository of AIKTC developed by using DSpace, pasted on the racks of Question Papers. After scanning, smart phones will connect automatically (Intranet Only).
Online DatabaseLibrary had subscribed all AICTE mandatory online databases of Engineering, Pharmacy and Architecture. QR Code generate to access those within the campus with the Wi-Fi login
Web SupplementMost of the publishers provides the web supplements for instructors and students. Library finds out those books and generates QR code for them and past on the books.
CD ROM AccessOne of the popular use for QR codes in the library is to add CD content to hard copy.