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From Wikipedia ...
QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji) to efficiently store data; extensions may also be used.

BiblioTECH can display these two dimensional QRcodes.

These are displayed in
  • Resource Manager while editing a catalogue record,
  • Search on the "detail" panel, and
  • Web Search on the "detail" page

These can then be scanned using a suitable app on a mobile phone etc.

There are three options ...
You can include
  • detailed resource information,
    The QRcodes will contain details of the selected resource
    This can be useful when collecting info about certain resources (ie when building a bibliography)
  • just the URL or
    The QRcodes will only contain the URL assigned to the resource - if none, then a QRocde will not be displayed
    When scanned, the mobile phone app will ask if you want to open the target URL in a browser.
  • disable the display of QRcodes
    This will turn QRcode display OFF

Open BiblioTECH System Utilities, then select the Resource Management - General Parameters

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