Friday, October 26, 2012

QR codes in WILDPAC

Have you ever found a book while searching in WILDPAC on the first floor of the Library, only to forget the call number by the time you reached the third floor?

If you have a smart phone or other device with a QR code reader, that never has to happen again. If you find something in the catalog after searching for a title or author, the web page will include a QR code that you can scan, and presto - that web page, with the title, author and call number, is on your phone. There is no need for scrap paper or taking a picture of the computer screen that you will have to find in your phone’s photo album later.

QR Code after a title search in WILDPAC

What if you found the book when searching in Encore? Just select “View in classic catalog” and you will see the QR Code for that item.

QR Code after a search in Encore

If your QR code reader lets you archive the pages you find, use that to create a makeshift list! You can scan the QR codes for all of the books you find at once, and not have to return to the computer to search over and over again.

A librarian will be glad to answer any questions you have about using this new catalog feature.

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