Our public page about QR codes explains what they are and has links to barcode readers.
How to make one
The Kaywa QR Code Generator is all you need.
- Begin with the URL of the page for which you want to make a QR code, for example http://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/
- Put this prefix in front of it:
http://www.library.yorku.ca/cgi-bin/qr?to=, so you end up with http://www.library.yorku.ca/cgi-bin/qr?to=http://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/. (This lets us track usage and do some web analytics.)
- Put that into the URL field of the form (remove the
http://that’s already there)
- Change the size to S (small) if you want
- Click Generate
Right-click on the image to copy it into a Word file or whatever you’re working on. Test it to make sure it really works.
This QR code will take your smart phone to the subject research guides. Try it!
Some QR codes already in use that can be copied when needed
Email William Denton if you need a special URL built, for example to point to today’s something-or-other or some other dynamic URL.
|QR Code||URL||Links to|
|http://www.library.yorku.ca/cgi-bin/qr?to=http://www.library.yorku.ca/ccm/BG||Bronfman home ppage|
|http://www.library.yorku.ca/cgi-bin/qr?to=bblstudy||Today’s Bronfman group study room listings|