Austrian city turns into public library by using NFC chips and QR Codes

POSTED BY on Jul 10 under QR Codes

As strange as it may seem, the city of Klagenfurt in Austria, does not have a public library, although the city is hosting the German-Language Literature Festival.

However, a new initiative called Project Ingeborg is turning the town into a library with over 70 NFC chip stickers and QR Codes

Plastered all over the city, the users are directed to a websites where they can download public works from Project Gutenberg – an online library that encourages the distribution and creation of eBooks.

Some eBooks are located in proper locations, for example users can find Arthur Schnitzler’s “The Killer“ next to the police station.

The team behind the project will partner with local artists to distribute music, eBooks and other content.

To build a strong bond to the city, the team have prevented search engines from finding and indexing the links, so if the user wants an access to the links, they have to visit the city.




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