Length: 60 minutes
Summary: QR code usage – a variation on the current bar code / scanner technology – is slated for explosive growth in the United States over the next five years. Learn more about this technology and how it might be used in the genealogical community.
Description: Would you use a scanner on a gravestone to look up an ancestor’s life story? Would you look to a bar code on a document to download its source citation? All these applications and more are possible through the use of the developing QR code technologies.
Audience Level: Beginner
Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using various websites and uses of QR codes).
Content: 4 page handout
- What is a QR Code?
- Current and Developing QR Code Uses
- Technical Requirements
- QR Code Readers
- QR Code Applications for Genealogy
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