Austrian City Becomes A Library With QR Codes And NFC Stickers Instead Of Books

Austrian City Becomes A Library With QR Codes And NFC Stickers Instead Of Books

Klagenfurt created a new project putting scannable stickers around relevant locations allowing users to download digital content.

Emma Hutchings
  • 12 july 2012

The Austrian city of Klagenfurt doesn’t have a library, so 70 stickers with QR codes and NFC chips were placed in different locations, allowing users to download e-books from public domain services. This initiative, known as Project Ingeborg, aims to highlight the uses of this technology, legally distribute digital content, and draw attention to excessive delays in copyright and the fact that the city has no library.

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