The process of making the town into an Internet place required the adoption of QRpedia technology and a lot of plaques, stickers and signs to help people work out how to use them.
QR codes are stuck on buildings and landmarks and as users read those codes with a phone or mobile device they are linked to Wikipedia pages in their own language. To support the QR codes, Wikipedia volunteers wrote around 500 articles in 25 languages, which makes the project very welcoming to people from all over the world who wish to visit the town and explore.
According to the Wikipedia blog, there’s now over 1,000 QR codes on schools, important buildings and shops all over the town. To integrate the project further in the community, there is a celebration to mark the launch of the town’s Internet attachment where people can learn how to edit Wikipedia and add relevant details of their own at drop in centres at the library and Monmouth Museum.