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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, July 21, 2011

QR codes popping up on campus

A scannable QR codeIf you’re wondering about those small, black-and-white squares that are popping up on everything from advertisements to business cards, you’re not alone. QR codes (short for quick response) are black and white square graphics that work similarly to barcodes found on many products.

QR codes can be read using free apps available for download on most smart phones. The phone's camera is used to view the code, and Internet capability is required for action. The QR codes can be used to launch a website, provide contact information or download a file.

OSU-Tulsa used a QR code on a recent mailer to link users to a special webpage to request more information on specific degree programs. The OSU-Tulsa Library is using QR codes to enable students to quickly and easily renew books, access the catalog or ask a librarian a question…all from the user’s smart phone. Watch for more QR codes to pop up around campus in the future. 

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