|Jacki O'Neill, Antonietta Grasso, Jutta Willamowski|
|CSCW, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Workshop Collaborating Over Paper and Digital Documents, Banff, Alberta, Canada, November 4-8, 2006.|
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags are getting small and robust enough to be printed on paper documents. This opens the way for enhancing paper with electronic properties by providing a connection between the paper document and an electronic database, as well as providing a tracking mechanism for paper documents. This paper describes a prototype application which was designed to do just this in a document intensive environment – the patent department of a large multinational company. The paper also discuss the affordances of paper vs. digital documents in a patent department.