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NFC-Tagged Library Helps Readers Find The Right Books

A Japanese library has collaborated with Fujitsu to make it easier for people to get information about books.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on July 5, 2013.

A library in Japan has collaborated with technology company Fujitsu to add NFC badges to its shelves. This enables the readers to instantly find out extra information about the books.

NFC-Tagged Library Helps Readers Find The Right Books

Those with an NFC-equipped smartphone or tablet can hold up their mobile device to a particular title that is tagged and read more details to help them decide if they want to borrow it.

Ubergizmo reports that the library has a number of NFC tags installed in different sections and will be adding more over time. It hopes to encourage readers to locate the right book before they borrow.

NFC-Tagged Library Helps Readers Find The Right Books

Fujitsu aims to promote this information platform in over 500 libraries in Japan. Could it make the Dewey Decimal system obsolete?

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