QR (Quick Response) codes or 2D ‘barcodes’ if scanned by a device with internet accessibility, such as mobiles and tablets. Once scanned, it will take the user to relevant information. They have the advantage as they take up limited space, allowing the input of more information than what is usually alongside the specimen.

The current trial implemented by Keri Murrell, consisting of 13 specimens, was put in place as of the 6th August. It would be most welcome if visitors, whilst at the museum, could fill in a feedback form.